Our ESRC-funded research aims to increase understanding of how digital technologies are changing work and the implications for employers, workers, job seekers and governments.

Forthcoming events

29 March 2023

Philipp Staab explores EU platform regulation and how it relates to the historical trajectory of the platform economy and established path dependencies within the EU.

Latest Publications

Gender Inequalities in Digital India: A survey on digital literacy, access, and use

Islam, A. and Manchanda, P. (2023), Digit Working Paper No. 5

The US–China rivalry and the emergence of state platform capitalism

Steven Rolf and Seth Schindler (2023), Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

China’s Regulations on Algorithms

Steven Rolf (2023), Friedrich Ebert Siftung Future of Work Policy Briefing

Wage Theft and the Struggle over the Working Day in Hospitality Work: A Typology of Unpaid Labour Time

Matthew Cole, Mark Stuart, Kate Hardy and David Spencer (2022), Work, Employment and Society

Latest Blogs

How to make automation work for workers

14 March 2023

David Spencer argues that if workers and society rather than big tech companies such as Amazon are to benefit from automation, they need to have a larger influence and stake in it.

Mapping our digital ecosystem can help policymakers drive digital transformation

6 March 2023

How can public sector organisations ensure digital transformation is good transformation? Rachel Verdin on why we need to start by understanding the UK's digital welfare ecosystem.

What does the 4-day week do to your brain?

2 March 2023

Charlotte Rae on her new research looking at the psychological and physiological changes that take place when employees switch to a 4-day week.

Latest news

Amazon still seems hell bent on turning workers into robots – here’s a better way forward – David Spencer in the Conversation

13 March 2023

Professor David Spencer has written a new article for The Conversation about ongoing strikes by Amazon workers protesting about pay, long hours and surveillance systems.

Digit team collaborate on launch of Gigpedia

1 March 2023

Digit researchers are collaborating on a new central hub that will collate available information on the gig economy worldwide.

Digit to collaborate with BAM to host the BAM2023 Doctoral Symposium

24 February 2023

The Digital Futures at Work Research Centre is delighted to be collaborating with the British Academy of Management and the University of Sussex Business School to host the BAM2023 Doctoral Symposium.

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