Dynamics of Virtual Work

Policy Implications of Virtual Work

Editors: Meil, Pamela, Kirov, Vassil (Eds.)

  • Addresses a key trend in work and employment, shedding light on future trends
    Analyses a wide variety of policy disciplines and methods
    Brings together leading research and practitioners in the field

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This collection presents an array of policy debates and implications emerging from virtual work. The authors cover a range of areas, including: conceptual debates, measuring virtual work; discourses and levels of policy intervention; the role of the sharing and collaborative economy; and resultant challenges for organized labour, law and regulation.

The authors of the chapters analyse the ways in which processes of digitalization leading to virtual work impact so many aspects of our lives: the way we buy, sell, network, communicate, participate, create, consume, and, of course, the way we work. In turn they focus on the subsequent implications for the future of work as well as the viability of existing social protection systems.

The developments examined here are salient for both policy stakeholders and for the academic community in areas such as labour sociology, industrial relations, gender studies, political economy, and economic geography. 

About the authors

Pamela Meil is Senior Research Fellow and member of the board of governors at the Institute for Social Science Research, Germany.

Vassil Kirov is Associate Professor at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Associate Researcher at ETUI. 

Reviews

“Wide-ranging, carefully researched, and scrupulously objective.” (Vincent Mosco, Queen's University, Canada and Fudan University, China)

“Exploring the opportunities and challenges that digitalization brings for working life, this book raises some of the key questions and provides some pragmatic guidance to key social actors, as they need to rethink their own roles and the rules under which they operate.” (Juan Menéndez-Valdés, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)

“This book contributes to an understanding of the processes leading to policy challenges and identifies new ways in which progress in policy formulation and regulation can be made.” (Jan Drahokoupil, European Trade Union Institute)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Policy Implications of Virtual Work

    Meil, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

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  • Where Did Online Platforms Come From? The Virtualization of Work Organization and the New Policy Challenges it Raises

    Huws, Ursula

    Pages 29-48

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  • Crowd Employment and ICT-Based Mobile Work—New Employment Forms in Europe

    Mandl, Irene (et al.)

    Pages 51-79

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  • Regulating the Void: Online Participatory Cultures, User-Generated Content, and the Digital Agenda for Europe

    Valtysson, Bjarki

    Pages 83-107

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  • The Imperative of Code: Labor, Regulation and Legitimacy

    Graaf, Shenja (et al.)

    Pages 109-135

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Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52056-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Policy Implications of Virtual Work
Editors
  • Pamela Meil
  • Vassil Kirov
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52057-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52057-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52056-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 301
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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