CHAPTER 6

The Gig Economy

  1. The Rise of the Gig Economy
  2. Context of the Gig Economy
  3. The Dark Side of the Gig Economy
  4. Implications of the Gig Economy for Businesses

The Rise of the Gig Economy

The gig economy is a popular term referring to various forms of work and employment marked by short-term, on-demand, and unpredictable arrangements. The gig economy is above all a technology-influenced development of labor that is transforming the conventional norms and beliefs about the place of work in society and the respective responsibilities of workers, businesses, and governments [1]. In the gig economy, workers no longer choose between working either as an employee or as a business owner. They may take a third path. While they are not subject to the ...

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