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Published: 08 May 2018

208 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198797012

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Humans as a Service

The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Jeremias Prassl

  • An engaging account of work in the gig economy across the world: its opportunities, its problems, and its wider implications.
  • Considers the variety of approaches and business models, and how these constantly evolve to meet new market demands and regulatory challenges.
  • Examines the competing narratives surrounding 'gigs', sharing, and collaboration and the reality of platforms reliant on on-demand workforces.
  • Develops a blueprint to solve the problems facing on-demand workers, platforms, and their customers.

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