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Title: What type of labor lies behind the on-demand economy?: new research based on workers' data
Authors: Melián González, Santiago 
Bulchand Gidumal, Jacques 
UNESCO Clasification: 5306 Economía del cambio tecnológico
530502 Sistemas económicos colectivistas
Keywords: On-demand economy
Gig economy
Sharing economy
Collaborative economy
Nonstandard employment
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: 1833-3672
Journal: Journal of Management and Organization 
Abstract: On-demand and gig economy are names commonly used when discussing issues related to labor in the collaborative economy. Some of the specific digital platforms in this economy, including Uber and TaskRabbit, and Upwork are quite popular. The term digital labor market has been suggested to distinguish the work mediated by these platforms from that of the traditional labor market. The theoretical work conditions and characteristics of this digital labor market are similar to those of negative nonstandard work arrangements. However, more empirical evidence is required because most of the findings about work conditions are based on anecdotal evidence and the analysis of the platforms' rules. This study collects the characteristics commonly attributed to the digital labor market and analyzes them based on data about 465 workers extracted from two important digital labor platforms. Our results confirm and refine some of the beliefs found in the literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43778
ISSN: 1833-3672
DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2018.53
Source: Journal of Management and Organization[ISSN 1833-3672]
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