Digital Labor II - New Forms of Enterprises, of Collaborations and Work in the Digital Economy.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC30 Sociology of Work (host committee)
TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty

Language: English and French

Contemporary capitalism is characterized by risk of ruptures and uncertainty which appear at times ‘when a society or a mode of production enters into crisis and transition’ (Fournier, Hamel et Lecavallier, 2010). From then on, social and economic models are affected and need to change and reorganize. These changes presently touch all industrialized nations and the traditional national models are questioned. Industries need to adapt their value chains to the new environment. What is now called the 4th industrial revolution, invites the various sectors and firms to integrate the new numerical technologies in all their activities, commercialization, product innovation or even work organization.

  • First, the advent of the 4th industrial revolution, the numerical revolution, with a constant search for innovation and creativity;
  • Secondly, a strong civic, private, public, national and local mobilization, where various ecosystems come together, bringing to the same table the associative, industrial, educational and political actors;
  • And thirdly, there appears a new statute fo worker, an intermittent, project worker : the worker 2.0 who is found in various open innovation networks (P2P) (Chesbrough), for example ; at the other end of the spectrum, in the case of the uberization of work , we find a worker in the so-called collaborative or sharing economy. This uberization of work is however criticized and it would be interesting to have presentations and papers on these new forms of work and employment (an issue of the journal Interventions économiques-Papers in Political Economy is planned).
Session Organizers:
Amina YAGOUBI, Teluq, Université du Quebec, Canada, Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY, University of Quebec (Teluq), Canada, Ronald STAPLES, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Germany and Frank SOWA, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Germany
Philipp STAAB, Institut für die Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit, Germany and Bettina KOHLRAUSCH, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Oral Presentations
Emotional Abuse on Olms: Evidence from Indian Freelancers
Ernesto NORONHA, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India; Premilla DCRUZ, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
Coworking - Individualism in Community
Katarzyna RABIEJ-SIENICKA, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Occupational Health and Safety Situations of Airbnb Hosts in Ontario
Julia GOYAL, University of Waterloo, Canada; Ellen MACEACHEN, University of Waterloo, Canada
The Algorithmic Management of Production Exposed, the Case of Uber in Montreal.
Rabih JAMIL, Département de Sociologie, Université de Montréal, Canada
Management and Control Via Apps: A Qualitative Study of Australian Gig Worker Experiences across Two Platform-Based Apps
Caleb GOODS, University of Western Australia, Australia; Alex VEEN, University of Sydney, Australia; Tom BARRATT, University of Western Australia, Australia
Distributed Papers
New Forms of Collaborations and Work : The Case of a Collaborative Platform in It
Amina YAGOUBI, Teluq, Université du Quebec, Canada; Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY, University of Quebec (Teluq), Canada