NON-EMPLOYMENT WORK ARRANGEMENTS IN DIGITAL LABOR MARKETPLACES: WHO'S FOOLING WHO?

Author:Drugau-Constantin, Andreea
Position::Report
 
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  1. Introduction

    The cutting edge forces at work of a digital platform frequently rely on its needs with platforms on various levels of the technical framework. The engagingness of a platform revolves as much around technical effectiveness (Kozaki and Nakamura, 2018) as around the projected network consequences and insubstantial features like confidence in platform suppliers. As digital platforms consist of heterogeneous elements that are dispersed among the supervision of various participants, there is not an individual platform supplier: varied actors attempt to regulate the architecture of a platform collectively. (de Reuver, Sorensen, and Basole, 2018)

  2. Literature Review

    Division of the sharing economy into pseudo-sharing and sharing has been incoherent as numerous routines are dichotomic in nature (Gloukhov, 2016; Makrakis, 2017; Melian Gonzalez, 2018; Rowlands and Kabongi, 2017) and cannot effectively be included in either part of the sequence. Peer-to-peer sharing entails a practice with a significant social aspect. Individuals engaging in sharing routines may require a significant degree of socialization (Ahmed, 2016; Havu, 2016; Mani, 2017; Mihaila, 2017; Seifert, 2017) and derive contentment from such mingling and collective bonding. Integral to an exchangebased process's offering (Benedikter, Siepmann, and McIntosh, 2016; Koppel and Kolencik, 2018; Means, 2017; Orazulike, 2018) is the way out it is supplying to its customers and the undertaking it accomplishes for them. (Habibi, Davidson, and Laroche, 2017)

  3. Methodology

    Using data from JPMorgan Chase Institute, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding reliance on, and active participation in, capital platforms, percent of participants who drop out within 12 months, percent of active participants that are new entrants to the online platform economy, percent of adults participating on platforms by employment status, and three-month rolling average of monthly platform earnings. Empirical and secondary data are used to support the claim that labor platforms increase the access to work regulated via the market.

  4. Results and Discussion

    Labor markets are undergoing an impressive metamorphosis, where standard employment is gradually accompanied or replaced by impermanent gig work (Gava, 2016; Magrini, 2016; Meschitti and Lawton Smith, 2017; Rodriques and Monsutti, 2017) facilitated by online platforms. Companies are using online labor platforms to access skills and accommodating work (Collins, 2017; Life, 2016a,b; Mengoli, Odorici, and...

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