The Gig Economy

Michael Kearns, “The End of Traditional Employment—The Other Gig Economy,” Toptal Insights. https://www.toptal. com/insights/future-of-work/traditional-employment-gig- economy. E. Tammy Kim, “The Gig Economy is Coming for Your Job,” New ...

The Gig Economy

For many, the gig economy is part of everyday life. It affects how our food and groceries are delivered, our transportation options, and where we stay when we travel. But while apps like Uber tend to receive the most attention, this shift in the labor market manifests in many different ways. Essentially, it applies to anyone who forgoes traditional full-time employment for temporary or contract-based work. Your readers will experience a wide range of viewpoints that consider how the gig economy has developed, its advantages and disadvantages for both workers and consumers, and whether regulation could help ensure its growth is beneficial to all involved.

Sustainability in the Gig Economy

Plugging into the gig economy: The truth about the gig economy and how it is influencing the future of talent management. KPGM LLP. https://advisory.kpmg.us/content/dam/ advisory/en/pdfs/gig-economy-future-of-work.pdf Kuhn, K. M., ...

Sustainability in the Gig Economy


Work in the Gig Economy

Economic Relations of Work, 27 (3): 232–248. Howcroft, D., & Bergvall-Kåreborn, B. (2019). A typology of crowdwork platforms. Work, Employment and Society, 33 (1): 21–38. Huws, U., & Joyce, S. (2016). Size of the UK's “gig economy” ...

Work in the Gig Economy

Throughout the last decade, the ‘gig economy’ has emerged as one of the most significant developments in the world of work. As a novel, hyper-flexible form of labour, gig work features a uniquely fragmented working arrangement wherein independent workers partner with digital platform organisations to provide a range of on-demand services to customers. Work in the Gig Economy: A Research Overview provides a concise overview to the key themes and debate that encompass the gig economy literature. It covers five core themes: an introduction to gig work; classification issues; the role of technology; the experiences of gig workers; and the future of gig work. As an emerging and diverse research field, contributions stem from an array of perspectives including psychology, sociology, human resource management, legal studies, and technology management. The chapters synthesise the most prominent insights into this emerging field, key thinking on the complex relationships and conditions found in gig work, and the most significant issues to be addressed as the gig economy continues to develop. A critical introduction for students, scholars and reflective professionals and policymakers, this book provides much needed direction through the rapidly growing and expansive body of research on work in the gig economy.

Conflict and Shifting Boundaries in the Gig Economy

occur from the blurring of role boundaries and how benefits are divided in the gig economy. In this respect, the book seeks to keep a balance between overly positivistic and negative accounts, of both the organisational and gig worker ...

Conflict and Shifting Boundaries in the Gig Economy

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book draws on legal, HRM, occupational psychology and economic perspectives to innovatively explore the conflicts and blurring boundaries affecting the Gig Economy in terms of the worker, employee identity, status and relationships, and team and career management.

Working in the Gig Economy

Guarascio, F (2017) EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs, 4/8 [Online] uk.reuters.com/article/us-eu-workers-gigeconomy/eu-seeksmore-protection-for-uber-style-jobs-idUKKCN1BZ0OU Hook, L (2015) Year in a word: Gig economy.

Working in the Gig Economy

There are new flexible and independent working opportunities available in the gig economy for those brave enough to seize them. It is estimated that the number people involved with the gig economy will double in the next four years. New generation workers are realising that they can break the chains of corporate work and go at it alone. With flexible working hours, fluid work arrangements and technology that they can leverage to their advantage, people are creating purposeful careers that fit in with their lives, not the other way around. Working in the Gig Economy is the ultimate guide to successfully navigating the new flexible world of work. This is a book that will allow you to really examine the possibilities of freelance and flexible working. Is it really for you? Do you have what it takes to stay motivated, get clients to hire you and achieve that long-yearned for work-life balance? Thomas Oppong is an expert in entrepreneurship and the gig economy. With this book, he takes readers through the main pitfalls of working for themselves, including how to stay productive, how to manage your professional network, build a personal brand and crucially how to keep the work coming and get paid on time. Working in the Gig Economy is the essential guide to having a successful and fulfilling career in the gig economy.

Thriving in the Gig Economy

“Skilled Professionals Will Dominate the Gig Economy, Report Says.” Small Business Trends, March 17, 2016. ... The Straits Times, December 26, 2016. www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/managing-the-gigeconomy-economicaffairs.

Thriving in the Gig Economy

In the last five years, the world of work has changed dramatically. Thanks to technology companies like Uber, TaskRabbit, and Instacart, the new "gig economy" seems to constantly be in the news. But most of the media focus is on the low end of the skill spectrum; little attention is being paid to the best-in-class professionals who have chosen an independent path. New digital talent platforms are developing at a rapid clip with a wide variety of business models, many catering to very precise, high-value skill sets. Thriving in the Gig Economy is an actionable guidebook outlining ways to maneuver in this new world to create a path that optimizes success. You will learn: The differences between the gig economy and the sharing and on-demand economies. The best ways to work with digital talent platforms and traditional consulting intermediaries. Commonsense logistics around digital branding, contracts, and employment issues. The tools and services to enhance your practice. The growth in this marketplace is exponential, and Thriving in the Gig Economy is one way for you to take advantage of all its potential.

Entrepreneurship and Work in the Gig Economy

Thus, estimates of the size of the 'platform economy' vary across studies, and this depends in part on the type and ... According to the global gig economic index, the US is ranked among the top 10 countries in terms of freelancer ...

Entrepreneurship and Work in the Gig Economy

The crisis caused by COVID-19 poses a major challenge for the global economy and business. It has been a test for economic resilience, and how this crisis will affect business activities will be determined by their competitiveness. Only firms that have succeeded in reorienting and quickly adapting to the emerging crisis have continued without interruption in their operations, thus demonstrating their flexibility and high level of resilience. Research shows that companies driving the gig economy celebrate the benefits: flexibility, additional income, freedom and other various opportunities for workers. They require entrepreneurial digital skills that improve their competitiveness and benefit not only themselves but the economy as well. Therefore, digital competencies are becoming a significant resource and precondition for employment, and it is essential to promote digital entrepreneurial skills, introducing them into education programs through different forms of education. This book stresses and explores the importance of synergy between industry and virtual universities. Considering the importance of these issues, this book draws together literature on globalization and small and medium enterprise development and internationalization from disparate sources into a cohesive body of work, which traces the evolution of entrepreneurship and our understanding of the topic. It investigates the impact of digitalization on creating job opportunities in the labor market. Covering social, economic and psychological approaches to the most current topics, this book will be a useful framework to new theories and practices that are emerging to challenge conventional wisdom. It will be of interest to scholars, upper-level students, and researchers involved in the field of entrepreneurship.

Well Being and Mental Health in the Gig Economy

20 WPC 'Gig economy' companies free-riding on the welfare state. 2017: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/ committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions- committee/news-parliament-2015/gig-economy-report- published-16-17/ ...

Well Being and Mental Health in the Gig Economy

A response is needed to the numerous issues spurred by the expansion of the gig economy, where flexible patterns of employment prevail in contrast to permanent jobs. In this context of the exponential growth of the digital economy and underlying business models the largest nationwide study of its kind into the impact of the working conditions in the UK music industry ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’ has been conducted by MusicTank/University of Westminster. This research suggests the need to consider the future of work not only from an economic or employment law perspective but from a mental health one too. What are the psychological implications of precarious work and how are factors such as financial instability, the feedback economy and personal relationships reflected in mental health outcomes or connected to the business relationships most musicians and other gig economy participants work under? Authors Sally-Anne Gross, George Musgrave and Laima Janciute consider which policy measures may help or harm gig economy workers including the taxation of self-employed workers, a universal basic income, education around mental health issues and access to mental health support.

Professors in the Gig Economy

that politicians have shown a lack of willingness to pass new labor laws for what's euphemistically, almost cheerfully, described as an economy made of “gigs.” The temporary work arrangements of this new economy offer no benefits or job ...

Professors in the Gig Economy

Saltzman, Kim Tolley, Nicholas M. Wertsch

Will the gig economy prevail

ultimate prize of the capitalist economy: freedom of choice. But are workers in economic circumstances so tight that they cannot risk taking time off for a hospital appointment likely to ... The term 'gig economy' is itself deceptive.

Will the gig economy prevail

Increasingly, employees are being falsely treated as ‘self-employed’. This phenomenon – the ‘gig economy’ – is seen as the inevitable shape of things to come. In this book, Colin Crouch takes a step back and questions this logic. He shows how the idea of an employee – a stable status that involves a bundle of rights – has maintained a curious persistence. Examining the ways companies are attacking these rights, from proffering temporary work to involuntary part-time work to ‘gigging’, he reveals the paradoxes of the situation and argues that it should not and cannot continue. He goes on to propose reforms to reverse the perverse incentives that reward irresponsible employers and punish good ones, setting out an agenda for a realistic future of secure work. Crouch’s penetrating analysis will be of interest to everyone interested in the future of work, the welfare state and the gig economy.

How to Find WORK in the Gig Economy

n the preface, Judith Maxwell, past chair of the Economic Council of Canada was quoted as saying “People over their ... It was a review of employment practices with a mandate to “make sure that people working in the gig economy are ...

How to Find WORK in the Gig Economy

“This enlightening work is a must for the shelves of every guidance and employment counselor.” —Canadian Counseling Association COGNICA Newsletter “There is much in here that is very useful . . . recommended for any HE careers library.” —AGCAS Phoenix Magazine “In my mind it’s something that we, as career service professionals, should most definitely read.” —Campus career counselor “An insightful approach to how one can successfully find work . . . [plus] innovative marketing ideas and sample marketing tools specifically designed for the 21st century.” —The ContactPoint Bulletin We’re a society that knows how to apply for a job. The challenge for employment seekers today is to become proficient at finding work. That’s a much more complicated process than applying for a job. This book guides employment seekers through that complicated process and gives them the tools and strategies they need. The payoff will be that they will be miles ahead of the average employment seeker. And they will be on a solid foundation to succeed regardless of the upcoming challenges in the workplace.

Labour Law and the Gig Economy

All these risks are relevant in the new employment generated by digitalisation, as flexibility in a gig economy often means that workers have to make themselves available any time gigs become available, regardless of their other needs.

Labour Law and the Gig Economy

This international book analyses the impact of digitisation in labour markets, on labour relationships and also on labour processes. The rapid progress of modern disruptive technologies and AIs and their multiple applications to each phase of the labour production system, are changing the production rules on a global scale with significant impacts in every aspect of work. As new technologies transform work patterns and change the type of jobs available - destroying some while creating others - and even the nature of the tasks performed, numerous legal problems arise which are challenging to legislators and legal scholars who need to find appropriate solutions to them. Considering the labour law issues which have been created by technological developments and currently affect the work of millions worldwide, this book highlights the full scope of these issues, suggesting solutions to emerging problems and ways to mitigate the risks brought about through technological advancement. Approaching the present debate with perspectives on legal problems with expertise from a wide range of different countries, this book presents informed and scholarly studies which answer the challenges that new technologies present in labour markets, private lives and labour processes.

The Impact of the Growth of the Sharing and Gig Economy on VAT GST Policy and Administration

Caveat: please note that this box does not attempt to provide an exhaustive list of all sharing/gig economy related work that have been or are being carried out by different directorates within the OECD, but summarises those that are ...

The Impact of the Growth of the Sharing and Gig Economy on VAT GST Policy and Administration

This report aims at assisting tax authorities in designing and implementing an effective Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) policy response to the growth of the sharing and gig economy. The rise of this phenomenon, powered by digital platforms, has transformed a number of industries within just a few short years.

The Gig Economy

Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies--ranging from the professional to the personal--to help you leverage your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory--one ...

The Gig Economy

Today, more than a third of Americans are working in the gig economy--mixing together short-term jobs, contract work, and freelance assignments. For those who’ve figured out the formula, life has never been better! You, too, can learn how to embrace the independent and self-sufficient world of freelance!The Gig Economy is your guide to this uncertain but ultimately rewarding world. Packed with research, exercises, and anecdotes, this eye-opening book supplies strategies--ranging from the professional to the personal--to help you leverage your skills, knowledge, and network to create your own career trajectory--one immune to the impulsive whims of an employer looking only at today’s bottom line. Learn how to:• Construct a life based on your priorities and vision of success• Cultivate connections without networking• Create your own security• Build flexibility into your financial life• Face your fears by reducing risk• And much more!Corporate jobs are not only unstable--they’re increasingly scarce. It’s time to take charge of your own career and lead the life you actually want. Start mapping out your place in the gig economy today!

The Sharing and Gig Economy Effective Taxation of Platform Sellers Forum on Tax Administration

In general, this indicates that at this stage the sharing and gig economy occupies a small share of overall economic ... and transport services provided through sharing and gig economy platforms is becoming increasingly significant. 14.

The Sharing and Gig Economy  Effective Taxation of Platform Sellers Forum on Tax Administration

This report looks at approaches to help ensure the effective taxation of those earning income from the sale of goods or services in the sharing and gig economy.

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Stressors Experienced Stress and Well Being

Past research on the gig economy has suggested that experiences within the gig economy are likely to vary. Based on the diversity of gig work alone, we whole heartedly agree. Gallup (2018) suggested “a tale of two gig economies” where ...

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Stressors  Experienced Stress  and Well Being

Volume 18 of Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being is focused on the stress and well-being related to Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses. This volume focuses on entrepreneurial and small business owners’ stress, health, and well-being as it relates to personal, work, and success outcomes.

The Gig Economy

From taxi drivers to pizza deliverers to the unemployed, we are all aware of the huge changes that it is driving in our lives as workers, consumers and citizens. This is the first comprehensive overview of this highly topical subject.

The Gig Economy

All of a sudden, everybody’s talking about the gig economy. From taxi drivers to pizza deliverers to the unemployed, we are all aware of the huge changes that it is driving in our lives as workers, consumers and citizens. This is the first comprehensive overview of this highly topical subject. Drawing upon years of research, stories from gig workers, and a review of the key trends and debates, Jamie Woodcock and Mark Graham shed light on how the gig economy came to be, how it works and what it’s like to work in it. They show that, although it has facilitated innovative new services and created jobs for millions, it is not without cost. It allows businesses and governments to generate value while passing significant risk and responsibility onto the workers that make it possible. This is not, however, an argument for turning back the clock. Instead, the authors outline four strategies that can produce a fairer platform economy that works for everyone. Woodcock and Graham’s critical introduction will be essential reading for students, scholars and general readers interested in the massive shifts that characterize our modern digital economy.

Gigged

' Harvard Business Review 'Sarah Kessler writes like a dream. If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book.' Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted

Gigged

_______ 'Excellent' Martin Wolf, Financial Times Books of the Year 'Essential' Daniel Pink, author of Drive 'Wonderful' Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots _______ Profit. Innovation. Greed. Welcome to the gig economy. Between Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, freelance jobs are becoming an increasingly prominent part of our economy. Gigged goes inside the Silicon Valley companies leading the way to this emerging 'gig economy'. It tells the stories of the workers - from computer programmers to online comment moderators - who are getting by in a new wave of precarious, short-term employment. And it sketches out what tomorrow's economy might look like: one where the fortunate get to work when they want, how they want, while the rest live lives of extraordinary hardship. It might just be the future of work for all of us. *Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award* Praise for Gigged 'Well researched and beautifully written . . . Essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the future of our economy and society.' Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism 'Well crafted . . . a multitude of anecdotes supported by data and extensive reporting.' Forbes 'Kessler's timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment.' Books of the Month, Financial Times 'Kessler illuminates a great divide: For people with desirable skills, the gig economy often permits a more engaging, entrepreneurial lifestyle; but for the unskilled who turn to such work out of necessity, it's merely "the best of bad options".' Harvard Business Review 'Sarah Kessler writes like a dream. If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book.' Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted

Hustle and Gig

This book sheds a much-needed light onto some dark corners of the gig economy."—Steven Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up "Reveals how the gig economy is organized in ways that actually serve to roll back protections for ...

Hustle and Gig

Choose your hours, choose your work, be your own boss, control your own income. Welcome to the sharing economy, a nebulous collection of online platforms and apps that promise to transcend capitalism. Supporters argue that the gig economy will reverse economic inequality, enhance worker rights, and bring entrepreneurship to the masses. But does it? In Hustle and Gig, Alexandrea J. Ravenelle shares the personal stories of nearly eighty predominantly millennial workers from Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit, and Kitchensurfing. Their stories underline the volatility of working in the gig economy: the autonomy these young workers expected has been usurped by the need to maintain algorithm-approved acceptance and response rates. The sharing economy upends generations of workplace protections such as worker safety; workplace protections around discrimination and sexual harassment; the right to unionize; and the right to redress for injuries. Discerning three types of gig economy workers—Success Stories, who have used the gig economy to create the life they want; Strugglers, who can’t make ends meet; and Strivers, who have stable jobs and use the sharing economy for extra cash—Ravenelle examines the costs, benefits, and societal impact of this new economic movement. Poignant and evocative, Hustle and Gig exposes how the gig economy is the millennial’s version of minimum-wage precarious work.

The Future of Work in the United States

The gig economy is presented here as a way for older workers to earn extra income, which could mean that they remain in the workforce for a longer time. Another theme that runs through the articles of the WSJ around the gig economy is ...

The Future of Work in the United States

This book presents and analyzes how restructuring processes due to technological change are reflected and processed in political and public discourses in the United States in the most recent past. More specifically, this work examines how the themes of automation, digitization, and the platform economy and their impact on the future of work are reflected in public discourse through the analysis of journalistic articles, and political discourse through the analysis of congressional hearings. Public and political discourses, as well as economic narratives, shape our understanding of certain developments such as technological change, our behavior more generally, and societal support of said developments. Therefore, it is vital to investigate and analyze these discourses in order to show how technological change is perceived and evaluated today. This work draws from concepts and methods of several different disciplines, most notably using a combination of corpus-linguistic methods and exemplary textual analysis. This way, this work stands as truly interdisciplinary, with a unique approach to the quantitative and qualitative examination of discourses.