Editorship of a scientific special issue, book or conference proceedings (C2)

Digital Work and the Platform Economy: Understanding Tasks, Skills and Capabilities in the New Era

List of Authors: Seppo Poutanen, Anne Kovalainen, Petri Rouvinen

Place: New York

Publication year: 2020

Title of series: Routledge Studies in Innovation, Organizations and Technology

Number of pages: 246

ISBN: 978-1-13-860584-8

eISBN: 978-0-42-946792-9

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429467929

URL: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429467929


"Uberization," "digitalization,"
"platform economy," "gig economy," and "sharing economy" are some of the
buzzwords that characterize the current intense discussions about the
development of the economy and work around the world, among both experts
and laypersons. Immense changes in the ways goods are manufactured,
business is done, work tasks are performed, education is accomplished,
and so on, are clearly underway. This also means that demand for
careful, first-rate social scientific analyses of the phenomena in
question is rapidly growing.

This edited volume gathers distinguished researchers from economics,
business studies, organization studies, medicine, social psychology,
occupational health, pedagogics, and sociology to put particular work in
both public and private sectors and education in both academic and
vocational settings at the focus of the emerging digitalized platform
economy. The authors anchor their analyses and conceptual and
theoretical work in distinctive empirical developments that are taking
place in one of the leading countries of digitalization processes:
Finland. Finnish case studies reflect general global developments and
show their particular, context-related actualization in multiple ways.
This double exposure enables the authors of this multi- and
interdisciplinary volume to advance conceptualization and theorization
of the key phenomena in digitalizing platform societies in novel,
creative, and groundbreaking directions. This book will without doubt be
of great value to academic researchers and students in the fields of
economics, business studies, work studies, social sciences, education,
technology, digitalization, platforms, occupational health,
entrepreneurship, and professions.

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