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Workers of the Internet unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers in six Asian and African countries

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This article presents findings regarding collective organisation among online freelancers in middle‐income countries. Drawing on research in Southeast Asia and Sub‐Saharan Africa, we find that the specific nature of the online freelancing labour process gives rise to a distinctive form of organisation, in which social media groups play a central role in structuring communication and unions are absent. Previous research is limited to either conventional freelancers or ‘microworkers’ who do rel...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/ntwe.12112

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Internet Institute
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Internet Institute
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European Commission
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639652
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International Development Reseach Centre
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107384-001
Publisher:
Wiley
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Volume:
33
Issue:
2
Pages:
95-112
Publication date:
2018-07-10
Acceptance date:
2018-06-05
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1468-005X
ISSN:
0268-1072
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English
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855756
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2018-06-05

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