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.

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Digit co-hosts event for early career researchers at Leeds University Business School

1 February 2024

On Wednesday 24 January 2024, Digit co-hosted and co-funded a British Sociological Association Early Career Forum Regional event at Leeds University Business School.

Round 3 Digit Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellowships announced

19 January 2024

Digit has awarded five new Marie Jahoda Visiting Fellowships. This third cohort will visit one of Digit's six partner Universities in 2024.

Digit researcher gives evidence to Commons select committee alongside Nile Rodgers

15 December 2023

On 12 December Digit researcher Prof David Hesmondhalgh gave evidence to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee on the topic of ‘Creator remuneration: What is the experience of songwriters and composers in the music industry?’.

Latest Blogs

The good, the bad, and the ugly of the contemporary popular music scene in India

6 February 2024

Aditya Lal on his research into the changing shape of the Indian recorded music industry in the age of platformisation.

What role can local government play in the future of warehousing work?

23 January 2024

Abbie Winton, Charles Umney and Gabreilla Alberti on how technological transformations are changing the nature of warehousing work and what role can local government can play in its future.

Research identifies the four email management strategies that work… and why

6 December 2023

Dr Emma Russell explores the four ‘super’ work-email actions identified in her research.

Latest Publications

Multinational firms as emissaries of decent work: worker responses to progressive HRM in a foreign retailer in Japan

Ödül Bozkurt, Chul Chung, Norifumi Kawai and Motoko Honda-Howard (2024), Critical Perspectives on International Business

Virtual reality technology for surgical learning: qualitative outcomes of the first virtual reality training course for emergency and essential surgery delivered by a UK–Uganda partnership

Helen Please, Karamveer Narang, William Bolton, Mike Nsubuga, Henry Luweesi, Ndiwalana Billy Richards, John Dalton, Catherine Tendo, Mansoor Khan, Daudi Jjingo, Mahmood F Bhutta, Dimitra Petrakaki and Jagtar Dhanda (2024), BMJ Open Quality

The future of work and working time: introduction to special issue

Brendan Burchell, Simon Deakin, Jill Rubery and David A Spencer (2024), Cambridge Journal of Economics

Platform Labour Unrest in a Global Perspective: How, Where and Why Do Platform Workers Protest?

Charles Umney, Mark Stuart, Ioulia Bessa, Simon Joyce, Denis Neumann and Vera Trappmann (2024), Work, Employment and Society

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