THE ECONOMICS OF THE ONLINE GIG ECONOMY: ALGORITHMIC HIRING PRACTICES, DIGITAL LABOR-MARKET INTERMEDIATION, AND RIGHTS FOR PLATFORM WORKERS Cover Image
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THE ECONOMICS OF THE ONLINE GIG ECONOMY: ALGORITHMIC HIRING PRACTICES, DIGITAL LABOR-MARKET INTERMEDIATION, AND RIGHTS FOR PLATFORM WORKERS
THE ECONOMICS OF THE ONLINE GIG ECONOMY: ALGORITHMIC HIRING PRACTICES, DIGITAL LABOR-MARKET INTERMEDIATION, AND RIGHTS FOR PLATFORM WORKERS

Author(s): DOUGLAS HYERS, Mária Kováčová
Subject(s): Labor relations, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: online gig economy; hiring practice; platform worker;

Summary/Abstract: This article reviews Prassl (2018) and supplements it with theoretically-based empirical research. Using data from Ardent Partners, BLS, Brookings Analysis of Census Bureau, CB Insights, ChunkofChange, Edison Research, EY, Marketplace, Moody’s data, and Statista, we performed analyses and made estimates regarding top contingent workforce management challenges, the size of the gig economy, the relationship between nonemployer firms and employment in the U.S., selected benefits and downsides of contingent work in the gig economy, and venture capital investment in the gig economy, and clarified that gig-economy operators frequently replicate established employers, not marketplaces.

  • Issue Year: 6/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 160-165
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English