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15 December 2017


where and when?


15 December 2017, 09:00-17:00

School of Business, Management and Economics

University of Sussex, Brighton

Room G30, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex

Room G30, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex

what and why?


This one-day symposium will provide a venue for scholars to explore work and employment dynamics in the sharing economy, to go beyond the hype and examine continuities - as well as disruptions — in the ways labour is increasingly managed more through algorithms than people.

We aim (1) to refine and advance our understanding of the sharing economy, with particular attention to its relation to the classical organizational and management scholarship of Taylor, Fayol, Maslow, Weber (e.g., links between algorithmic management and scientific management); and (2) to explore methods suitable to grasp the sharing economy as an object of inquiry. For a taster of what some of the discussions may be like, have a look at Episode 18 (where we came up with the idea for this event)!

The symposium is of exploratory character and will include a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions in which participants can discuss their work in small groups. It will also feature many networking opportunities throughout the day.


- Prof Natalia Levina (New York University) 

- Dr Greetje Corporaal (University of Oxford)

- Ms Sarah O'Connor (Financial Times)

- Dr Ralph Soule (TAOP)

- Dr Mareike Möhlmann (Warwick Business School)

- Ms Arianna Tassinari (Warwick Business School)

- Dr Pedro Monteiro (Warwick Business School)

- Dr Rebecca Prentice (University of Sussex)

- Dr Dmitrijs Kravcenko (University of Sussex)

Programme COMING SOON!

Why not check out Episode 18 (where the inspiration for this event came from) while you wait for 15th December?

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