New forms of work in the digital economy

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Author: Gierten, David; Spiezia, Vincenzo


This report was prepared in support of Panel 4.1 'New market and new jobs' of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy, held on 21-23 June 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. [It] provides new evidence on the development of online platforms and explores the emergence of new forms of work in the digital economy. Following the rise of platforms that match demand and supply of goods (e-commerce) and information (search, social networks), platform markets for services traded over the Internet (the 'x'-economy) have grown exponentially in recent years. The paper analyses how online platforms...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Outcomes; Policy

Keywords: OECD country; Trend; Policy implications; Technological change; Internet; Online system; Workplace change; Work organisation; Occupation

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2016

Physical description: 44 p.

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Also called: New forms of work in the digital economy: 2016 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy technical report

Date: 21-23 June 2016

Place: Cancun, Mexico

Series: OECD digital economy papers; no. 260

ISSN: 2071-6826 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Prepared by David Gierten with inputs from Vincenzo Spiezia

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Resource type: Report

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Call number: TD/TNC 124.1115

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