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Good gig, bad gig: autonomy and algorithmic control in the global gig economy

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This article evaluates the job quality of work in the remote gig economy. Such work consists of the remote provision of a wide variety of digital services mediated by online labour platforms. Focusing on workers in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, the article draws on semi-structured interviews in six countries (N = 107) and a cross-regional survey (N = 679) to detail the manner in which remote gig work is shaped by platform-based algorithmic control. Despite varying country contexts an...

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10.1177/0950017018785616

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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Internet Institute
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Internet Institute
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European Commission
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639652
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SAGE Publications
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Volume:
33
Issue:
1
Pages:
56–75
Publication date:
2018-08-08
Acceptance date:
2018-05-22
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1469-8722
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0950-0170
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2018-06-06

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