Digitalization, platforms and robotization of work

P35-PI556: Wednesday 13 June 15:00 – 17:00 Industry 4.0, robots, artificial intelligence, big data – implications for the labour market.

Thursday 14 June 10:00 – 12.00 Digitalization and implications for the labour market.

Thursday 14 June 14:30 – 16:30 Platform mediated work – implications for the labour market.

Keywords: Digitalization, platforms, robotization of work

Among the many issues associated with the changes of work in the future, has the digitalization of work, hereunder platform work, called much attention. While work on digital platforms has been associated with a shift towards self-employment and new triangular contractual relations, the automation and robotization associated with the 4th industrial revolution is expected to eliminate a host of medium-skilled jobs, alter skill requirements, and transform the organization and management of much traditional work. While the former is launched as a promising channel for employment that can compensate for job-losses driven by the latter, both issues raise difficult questions regarding distribution. How can national societies ensure that the value added created by the new forms of work do not end up in international tax havens but are invested in new domestic jobs? For the social partners and governments, the rise of digital work raises a host of questions regarding regulations pertaining to worker rights, work environment, social security, taxation, bargaining and interest representation for changing workforces with rising layers of free-lancers and robot workers.

In this stream we will invite contributions regarding the development of these phenomena in Nordic and European labour markets:

  • How do the affected workers, companies, the organized actors, and governments perceive and respond to the challenges?
  • What’s the need for adjustment of laws and regulations?

We welcome also more theoretical or analytically oriented contributions about the implications of these changes for society and for research approaches to studying the “future of work”. 

Organizers: Kristin Jesnes, Fafo, and Bertil Rolandsson, Gothenburg University (in cooperation with Antti Saloniemi, Tampere University, and Jon Erik Dølvik, Fafo).

Contact:

Kristin Jesnes, Fafo,

Bertil Rolandsson, Department for Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg:

Session 11 Digitalization, platforms and robotization of work Files

From fragmentation to integration: data for the changing working life

Wednesday 13 June 15:00 – 17:00

P35-Pl556

  • Pauli Forma

Are there still national differences in innovation? Robots and artificial intelligence in Norway and the UK

Wednesday 13 June 15:00 – 17:00

P35-Pl556

  • Caroline Lloyd and Jonathan Payne
  • Cardiff University, UK and De Montfort University, UK

Police officers conducting work on-line

Wednesday 13 June 15:00 – 17:00

P35-Pl556

  • Bertil Rolandsson
  • Department for Sociology and Work Science

Digitalization and new forms of inequality

Thursday 14 June 10:00 – 12.00

P35-Pl556

  • Robert Helmrich, Michael Tiemann
  • Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)

Employees as co-designers of value in platform-mediated work

Thursday 14 June 10:00 – 12.00

P35-Pl556

  • Mervi Hasu
  • Department of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences University of Oslo

Digitalization in the banking industry and workers subjective well-being: Contingency perspective

Thursday 14 June 10:00 – 12.00

P35-Pl556

  • Timurs Umans, Martin Kockum, Sofie Lindberg, Elin Nilsson
  • Kristianstad University

Digitalization of work from the perspective of Finnish employees’: Results from qualitative pre-interviews

Thursday 14 June 10:00 – 12.00

P35-Pl556

  • Marianne Keyriläinen
  • Statistics Finland

The consequences of platform economy on occupational safety and health

Thursday 14 June 14:30 – 16.30

P35-Pl556

  • Pauli Forma

Platform work in Denmark and regulatory issues – towards a conceptualization

Thursday 14 June 14:30 – 16.30

P35-Pl556

  • Stine Rasmussen
  • Center for Labour Market research, Aalborg university

Giving Uber drivers a voice in the gig economy

Thursday 14 June 14:30 – 16.30

P35-PI556

  • Dawn Gearhart