CLW Speaker Series: Book presentation on 'Despotism on Demand: Power and control in the on-demand economy'
Alex J. Wood, Lecturer, School of Management, University of Bristol
3.30 Wills Memorial Building
On Wednesday 20th October 2021 the Centre for Law at Work will welcome Alex J. Wood, Lecturer, School of Management, University of Bristol, to present a book presentation on 'Despotism on Demand: Power and control in the on-demand economy' , as part of the University of Bristol Centre for Law at Work Speaker Series.
Alex J. Wood is an economic sociologist at the University of Bristol and lectures on the Future of Work. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute. His most recent research investigates worker voice, organisation and collective action in the gig economy and how digital technology shapes workplace regimes. His publications include the book Despotism on Demand (Cornell University Press, 2020) and articles for leading academic journals, such as: Sociology, Work, Employment and Society, Human Relations and Socio-Economic Review. He is PI of the British Academy funded ‘Gig Rights Project’, which uses an innovative quantitative methodology to explore labour rights and collective politics in the UK gig economy.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact the centre Directors Manoj Dias Abey or Katie Cruz. Alternatively you can contact the Centre Executive Assistant Paige Spicer.