Digit – the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre – aims to advance our understanding of how digital technologies are reshaping work, impacting on employers, employees, job seekers and governments. It is jointly lead by the Universities of Sussex and Leeds Business Schools with partners from Aberdeen, Cambridge, Manchester and Monash Universities. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Special Issue of New Technology, Work and Employment: The ‘new’ social relations of digital technology and the future of work

Editorial Team: Simon Joyce, Mark Stuart, Charles Umney, Xanthe Whitaker (Leeds University Business School)
Submission of Papers: 30th September 2020
Special Issue Publication: Autumn 2021
The aim of this special issue is to put social relations back at the heart of our understanding of digital technologies by asking: how does the agency of actors within the labour-capital relationship drive, reshape, and even limit, the development and dissemination of new technologies? We seek papers that explicitly place the social dynamics of the capitalist workplace at the heart of understanding digital technology.

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