2018 Reshaping Work Conference

  October 25-26, I attended the Reshaping Work Conference - A true and exemplary multi-stakeholder conference to discuss developments - and research insights - around Work in the Platform Economy. In the first research insights session on knowledge and skills in platform work, I presented a paper that I wrote together with my colleague Vili … Continue reading 2018 Reshaping Work Conference

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OII faculty to join World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Councils

This post was originally published on the Oxford Internet Institute website.   Two OII faculty members, Dr Sandra Wachter and Dr Greetje Corporaal, have been invited to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Councils, established to provide thought leadership on key global challenges and the impact and governance of emerging technologies. Dr Wachter has been … Continue reading OII faculty to join World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Councils

Platform sourcing: How the Fortune 500 are adopting online freelancing platforms.

Together with my colleague Vili Lehdonvirta, I recently published a report on enterprise adoption of online freelancing platforms. Based upon a study of 7 Fortune 500 firms and 2 MNCs, we report findings on the motivations of these companies to adopt platforms, how they adopt them as part of their business models, the practices they … Continue reading Platform sourcing: How the Fortune 500 are adopting online freelancing platforms.

Organizing for successful platform adoption: Part One

Here's my latest post published on the OII's iLabour project blog. What does innovation literature predict about the organizational challenges of adopting online freelancing platforms?  TeroVesalainen/pixabai. (CCO) Digital technologies have fueled a new wave of outsourcing opportunities where firms leverage online labour platforms to access freelancers on and on-demand basis. These developments inform estimations that in … Continue reading Organizing for successful platform adoption: Part One

Organizing with on-demand freelancers in the platform economy: Part Two

I wrote this posting for a joint series on labour and work in the modern economy by openDemocracy and SPERI What challenges do organizations face when adopting online freelancing platforms as part of their business models? annawaldl/pixabay. (CCO) Digital technologies have enabled the rise of online labour platforms that transform contemporary organizations and the way work gets done. In Part One … Continue reading Organizing with on-demand freelancers in the platform economy: Part Two

Organizing with on-demand freelancers in the platform economy: Part One

I wrote this blog for a joint series on labour and work in the modern economy by  openDemocracy and SPERI. To understand the future of work we need to explore the diversity of platforms and how they are used in the modern economy. Widjaya Ivan/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) In the platform economy, digital technologies enable a wide range … Continue reading Organizing with on-demand freelancers in the platform economy: Part One

Best paper award at 2015 UEBS Strategy conference

Practicing Strategy in a Transitioning World: Practice, Processes, Governance and Institutions from UEBS website: PhD students from the Strategy Group, organised the third edition of the UEBS Strategy Mini-Conferences on 30th April and 1st May 2015. The conference theme this year was Practicing Strategy in a Transitioning World: Practice, Processes, Governance and Institutions.  The Chief … Continue reading Best paper award at 2015 UEBS Strategy conference