Belgium, Brussels

From Uber to Amazon Mechanical Turk: non­traditional labour markets driven by technological and organisational change

when 23 November 2015 - 25 November 2015
duration 1 week

Technology is a powerful driver for change in the world of labour. The objective of the InGRID winter school is to aggregate scholars and policymakers interested in two recent but rapidly growing phenomena: the sharing econ­omy and crowdsourcing. More specifically, we are interested in the labour aspects of these innovation: Do they lead to a growth in the share of freelance workers? What are the working conditions of crowdsourced workers? Do we need to adapt our definitions of labour to fit these new challenges? Do we observe a blurring of the borders between work and leisure in the sharing economy?

Course leader

Monica Iturriaga

Target group

The winter school is aimed at policy makers and practitioners, PhD students and early-stage research­ers.

Policymakers and practioners should:

- have experience or interest in challenges related to the topics of the winter school and;
- be prepared to present a policy report or discuss how and why inequality matters/does not mat­ter in their policy programme.

Researchers should:

- be enrolled in a PhD programme, or have completed a PhD or hold a post­doctoral fellow­ship;
- have experience or an interest in undertaking interdisciplinary research on social inclusion and inequality and;
- be prepared to present a paper or poster during the event.

Course aim

The objective of the InGRID winter school is to aggregate scholars and policymakers interested in two recent but rapidly growing phenomena: the sharing econ­omy and crowdsourcing.

Fee info

EUR 0: Participation to the school is free of charge, and participants may be eligible for reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs.

Scholarships

Participants may be eligible for reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs.