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Symposium on The Management of Work in the Sharing Economy

December 15 2017 | University of Sussex, Brighton

Updated: October 16 2017

What is the sharing economy and how is management of labour in it different from before? How do we study the sharing economy? What are the downsides and the benefits of such new, algorithmic forms of organisation?

Talking About Organizations Podcast are excited to announce a unique, one-day interdisciplinary symposium on the forms and effects of management in the contemporary sharing (a.k.a. gig) economy. Blending individual and panel presentations from leading scholars and commentators with group conversations, we invite you to critically examine the continuities – as well as disruptions - in the ways that work is organised through, and in light of, online platforms such as uber, deliveroo, upwork.

The aim of the symposium is to advance understanding of the sharing economy, with particular attention to its relation to the classics in management and organizational scholarship; and to explore methods suitable to grasp the sharing economy as an object of inquiry.

Confirmed speakers include: Prof Natalia Levina (NYU) | Dr Mareike Möhlmann (WBS) Dr Greetje Corporaal (University of Oxford) | Ms Arianna Tassinari (WBS) Ms Sarah O’ Connor (Financial Times) | Dr Rebecca Prentice (University of Sussex)

The event is open to all interested scholars and is free to attend, although registration is required as spaces are limited. Small number of stipends is available to PhD students and early career researchers to cover travel expenses. Don’t forget to indicate in application if you would like to be considered for one of these.

To register, please send an email to outlining why you are interested in the event, including information about how attending will aid any current or future search you may be undertaking to Deadline to apply is 10th November, with notifications of acceptance (based on fit) issued the following week.