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.

Latest news

Call for papers: Special Issue on digital work in healthcare

26 January 2023

The issue will seek to understand what can be learnt from previous manifestations of digital healthcare work.

Round 2 Digit Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellowships announced

19 January 2023

Digit has awarded five new Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellowships for 2023.

Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology cites Digit-funded research

16 January 2023

Research into the remote e-working experiences of Disabled and Neurodivergent Workers, supported by Digit's Innovation Fund, has been cited in a new briefing from the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology.

Latest Blogs

Four ways digital technologies are changing strategy-making

2 February 2023

Enabled by digital technologies, so-called ‘open strategy’ initiatives are showing greater transparency and inclusion.

Mapping protest in platform work: Introducing the new Leeds Index of Platform Worker Protest

19 January 2023

The Leeds Index tracks where protests takes place, against which companies and over what grievances. 

Which skills are the skills of the future? That might depend on you!

12 January 2023

Fabian Stephany on why the value of learning a new skill is relative, as it depends on what we already know.

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

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