New Conceptualisations of Labour and the Regulation of “Gig Workers” and “Workers in the Sharing Economy”

Emilie Marie Vogelius David, Raquel Alvarez Rodriguez, Brynhild Djurhuus Carlsson, Marina Gibadulina & Monika Anna Radziejewska

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


Digital and social innovation has restructured the traditional relationship between workers, resources and consumers in recent years. Linked to this overall shift, this paper reviews relevant literature regarding new conceptualisations of labour and the regulation of gig workers and workers in the sharing economy. Apart from the gig economy and the sharing economy, we encounter several other terms such as peer-to-peer economy, access economy, on-demand economy and platform economy among other relevant concepts. We find that we are in fact not dealing with one dominant phenomenon, but rather with several interconnected and interdependent phenomena. As literature shows, although these economies are indeed generating new opportunities, these new conceptualisations are creating barriers for the future social protection of workers and the making of comprehensive regulatory frameworks. Therefore, it is vital to look at all these new economic conceptualisations and map their delimitations.

UddannelserGlobal Studies, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2016
Antal sider30
VejledereSune Haugbølle