Introduction to A Research Agenda for the Gig Economy and Society

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date


Source Publication

De Stefano, Valerio , et al. A Research Agenda for the Gig Economy and Society. Elgar, 2022.


platform work; algorithmic management; presumption of employment; self-employment; gig-economy; occupational health and safety; collective labour rights; global supply chains


This collection wants to provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the gig economy from both a labour and employment perspective and goes much beyond the question of the employment status of platform workers. It investigates how the gig economy is changing the way people work, how the platforms’ business models are spreading in our economies, and what labour and social institutions are needed to respond to the challenges that platform work raises.