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Edited by Jason Heyes and Ludek Rychly

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The Governance of Labour Administration

Reforms, Innovations and Challenges

Edited by Jason Heyes and Ludek Rychly

Focusing on public administration activities in the field of national labour policy, this timely book provides detailed analyses of labour administration reforms, innovations and challenges in different countries, including detailed case studies from Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US.
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Edited by Julieta Haidar and Maarten Keune

This engaging and timely book provides an in-depth analysis of work and labour relations within global platform capitalism with a specific focus on digital platforms that organise labour processes, known as labour platforms. Well-respected contributors thoroughly examine both online and offline platforms, their distinct differences and the important roles they play for both large transnational companies and those with a smaller global reach.
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Mariya Aleksynska, Andrey Shevchuk and Denis Strebkov

The turn of the millennium marked the emergence of a new type of labour market in which workers - often referred to as freelancers - digitally deliver services to clients through dedicated online labour platforms.One important feature of these labour markets is that they potentially do not have geographical boundaries. In contrast to place-based digital platforms, such as taxi or delivery apps, online labour platforms match workers from any location to global pools of work opportunities without requiring workers' physical mobility (Horton 2010; Malone and Laubacher 1998; Graham et al. 2017). As such, they help to overcome distances and constraints of local demand through 'virtual migration' (Aneesh 2006). Given this, the development of online labour markets has been heralded as leading to the 'flat world' (Friedman 2007) and making spatial location increasingly irrelevant to economic activity.

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Benjamin Herr, Philip Schörpf and Jörg Flecker

New forms of work organization associated with platform labour challenge the notion of the traditional workplace, the employment relationship and the given institutional setting of a nation state. Such conventional spatial and institutional 'containers', where work traditionally takes place, are clearly losing importance in the platform economy. In particular, online platform labour seems to be 'placeless', which is not actually the case because the work takes place somewhere, its spatial distribution is not arbitrary and employment is influenced by local and national conditions. Location-based platform work, on the other hand, is not fully limited to the local scale not least because many platforms are multinational corporations. While place and space still matter the platform economy clearly has an impact on labour relations by, among other things, altering spatial structures.

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Edited by Jan Drahokoupil and Kurt Vandaele

Providing an insightful analysis of the key issues and significant trends relating to labour within the platform economy, this Modern Guide considers the existing comparative evidence covering all world regions. It also provides an in-depth look at digital labour platforms in their historical, economic and geographical contexts.
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Edited by E. K. Kelloway and Cary Cooper

This insightful Research Agenda considers the current state of research into workplace stress and wellbeing and maps an innovative programme for future investigation that can advance understanding of the interrelationships between work and wellbeing.
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Platform Economy Puzzles

A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Gig Work

Edited by Jeroen Meijerink, Giedo Jansen and Victoria Daskalova

Searching for paid tasks via digital labour platforms, such as Uber, Deliveroo and Fiverr, has become a global phenomenon and the regular source of income for millions of people. In the advent of digital labour platforms, this insightful book sheds new light on familiar questions about tensions between competition and cooperation, short-term gains and long-term success, and private benefits and public costs. Drawing on a wealth of knowledge from a range of disciplines, including law, management, psychology, economics, sociology and geography, it pieces together a nuanced picture of the societal challenges posed by the platform economy.
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Edited by Joanna Crossman and Sarbari Bordia

This comprehensive Handbook explores both traditional and contemporary interpretations of qualitative research in the workplace, examining a variety of foundational and innovative qualitative methodological approaches.