Gig economy and digital platform work 

This project aims to reveal the characteristics, motivations and relationships between the three central entities which comprise digital platform work: companies which organise work of different skill and scale in the gig economy; end-user individuals and enterprises; and digital platform workers themselves. This project investigates the organisation of platform work from the perspective of both workers and the intermediaries they use to find work. Expected outcomes will contribute to knowledge of workforce transitions and shifting work/home boundaries This has the potential to inform effective policy responses to platform work with respect to labour law, superannuation regulation, organisational policy and social welfare regimes.

Funding / Grants

  • Australia Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project

Chief Investigators