Call for Papers: Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review

Call for Papers: “Understanding the Platform Economy: Socio-Economic Dynamics in new Digital Markets” (Special Issue of Socio-Economic Review)

Guest Editors

  • Elke Schüßler (Johannes Kepler University Linz)
  • Juliet Schor (Boston College)
  • Stefan Kirchner (Technical University Berlin)
  • William Attwood-Charles (Boston College)

Timeline

Papers can be submitted immediately, but no later than 15 March, 2019. The targeted publication of the special issue is the July 2020 issue of Socio-Economic Review.

Background

The rise of digital platforms challenges traditional approaches to the organization of markets, work, and consumption and suggests a new economic era some have called the “platform economy.” The aim of this Special Issue is to better understand the socio-economic dynamics structuring the platform economy, with a focus on new “sharing” and gig labor platforms.

Platforms for “crowdsourcing”, “gigwork” and “sharing economy” such as Upwork, Uber and Airbnb organize buyer-seller relations in digitally-enabled marketplaces. These new marketplaces challenge existing economic practices and regulatory standards, disrupting established markets and forcefully creating new ones. A central feature of these marketplaces is the use of algorithms to set and enforce rules that shape the provision of services and labor. Algorithmic “management” has elicited critiques of the growing power of platforms to determine dynamics of value capture and distribution. Platform “workers” also resist control through work practices, exit and collective action. Citizens, consumers and regulators are contesting platform activities via bans, boycotts and legislative action. The companies use their power to shape these new, contested markets, but the future for platform capitalism is as yet unknown.

Our aim in this special issue is to bring together organizational, consumer, worker and regulatory perspectives on the platform economy to shed a new light on emerging market structures as well as central lines of contestation. We aim not only to advance empirical understanding of this new phenomenon, but also to contribute to a more theoretically informed debate in this multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted field of research.

 

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Member Publications

Please check out the following recent publications from OOW members, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C Perrucci, and collegaues.  

Robert Perrucci, Carolyn C. Perrucci, andMangala Subramaniam, “From Little Science to Big Science: Were Women andNon-Elites Left Out?” Archives ofPsychology, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2017:41-45.

Carolyn C. Perrucci and Robert Perrucci, “NewEconomy,” in George Ritzer (ed.) WileyBlackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd Edition, April 2018.John Wiley & Sons: Oxford, UK.

Richard Hogan and Carolyn Cummings Perrucci, “WeKnow about Reagan, but Was There a Clinton Effect? Earnings by Race, Gender,Marital and Family Status, 1993 and 2000.” CriticalSociology (Online First) First Published October 4, 2018.

https://doi-org.exproxy.lib.purdue.edu/10.1177/0896920518798081

ASA Award Nominations

Honor our colleague’s achievements to the entire association and discipline and consider nominating someone for an ASA Award.

The following is a list of ASA awards and a link to the nomination call:

Learn more about ASA’s Awards at www.asanet.org/awards.

Call for Applications: Stanford GBS Research Fellows Program

The Stanford Graduate School of Business Research Fellows Program is a pre-doctoral fellowship program that offers valuable research and academic training for those preparing to apply to PhD programs in business and related fields. Fellows have the opportunity to do research with GSB Faculty Mentors take doctoral-level courses, and fully immerse in the intellectual environment at Stanford.

The application for Summer 2019 is now available here and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. We invite you to learn more about the program in this video. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at gsb_fellows@stanford.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for Applications: Arizona Methods Workshops

Please join us for the 9th Annual Arizona Methods Workshops, January 3-5, 2019.

This year we will offer workshops in Propensity Score Techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Qualitative Data Analysis in ATLAS.ti, Team and Grant Management, and R.

Please share with your colleagues and graduate students!  Graduate students can apply for the Scott R. Eliason Award, which covers all but the $50 registration fee (deadline is 10/31).

Website (links to workshop descriptions, instructor bios, award application, & online registration):

https://sociology.arizona.edu/methods

Flyer: