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4 November 2020

Professor David Hesmondhalgh considers the claim that that music streaming has made it harder than before for musicians to make a living from music.

11 November 2020

Dr Francesca Sobande explores the tensions between digital culture’s communal, counter-cultural, and commercial qualities, focusing on how these matters are shaped by intersecting anti-blackness, sexism, and other forms of entangled oppression. 

18 November 2020

Professor Juliet Schor discusses new research on platforms in the post-covid period to ask—what do platforms do? 

25 November 2020

Professor Debra Howcroft provides a timely review and classification of crowdwork.

2 December 2020

Professor Duncan Gallie considers what we can learn from past predictions about the future of work.

9 December 2020

Nachiappan Subramanian discusses how online employee reviews can help firms innovate as part of the Digit Debates series.

3 February 2021

Simon Deakin discusses the classification of work relations.

10 February 2021

Simon Greenman discusses the risks and challenges of AI and argues that it can only live up to its potential benefits if people can trust in its use.

24 February 2021

Alexandra Mousavizadeh discusses Tortoise’s Global AI Index, the first index to benchmark nations on their level of investment, innovation and implementation of artificial intelligence.

3 March 2021

Janine Berg argues that debates on the future of work have focused far too much attention on possible job losses, ignoring the deterioration in job quality experienced by many of the world’s workers.

10 March 2021

Dee Masters and Robin Allen QC discuss their recent work mapping the way current equality and employment laws apply to the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the workplace.

17 March 2021

Aida Ponce Del Castillo discusses Algorithmic workplace surveillance.

5 May 2021

Professor Chris Tilly and Professor Chris Benner consider the broader workplace implications of the growth of e-commerce, particularly the recent grocery and meal e-commerce surge.

12 May 2021

Professor Anke Hassel discusses how platform firms are contributing to the restructuring of work.

19 May 2021

Dr Aaron Benanav considers the relationship between automation and demand for labour.

26 May 2021

Professor Xiaolan Fu explores how Thai durian growers and Rwandan coffee sellers are becoming microcelebrities in China and elsewhere using short form video apps.

9 June 2021

Professor Abigail Marks discusses findings from her Working@Home research project following the experiences of 80 ‘new’ homeworkers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

16 June 2021

Professor Vili Lehdonvirta discusses research examining whether labour market digitalization could be decoupling inherited occupation from job quality.

20 October 2021

Professor Abi Adams-Prassl presents her Digit Debate on the gender wage gap in an online labour market.

3 November 2021

techUK’s Nimmi Patel presents her Digit Debate on developing an inclusive agenda for digital futures at work.

10 November 2021

Digit’s Steve Rolf and Marc Meryon from Eversheds Sutherland present their Digit Debate on digital platforms and the future of social employment protections

17 November 2021

In this Digit Debate, Verena Weber, Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Policy Unit at the OECD, discusses current state of communications infrastructures and the policies that can help expand network coverage and quality.  

24 November 2021

Our Digit Debates Right to Disconnect panel, comprised of experts from law, academia, trade unionism and journalism, discuss whether workers should have the right to disconnect.

23 February 2022

How can the HR profession shape the future to put fairness and ethics at the heart of AI development and use?

9 March 2022

What can online discussions about AI and the future of work tell us about how the impacts and possible futures are understood?

16 March 2022

What can a survey of UK business leaders tell us about the impact of AI on jobs?

30 March 2022

What do you need to cross the divide as an individual and what would a digitally included nation really deliver us?

4 May 2022

How the ubiquitous language of ranking and scoring has changed profoundly our perception of value and status.

18 May 2022

How can four scenarios for the future trajectory of the digital transformation help us trace and understand the future trajectory of the digital transformation?

25 May 2022

Early reflections on ongoing research investigating the rapidly-growing number of employer-led experiments with the ‘4 Day Week’, following the Covid pandemic.

8 June 2022

How do asynchronous video interviews affect the behaviour of young job seekers during interviews, and their post-interview perceptions of self and work?

15 June 2022

How can governmental, private and third-sector skills training approaches be adapted to meet the needs of Indian cloudworkers?

12 October 2022

Professor Fang Lee Cooke provides an overview of research on digitally enabled gig employment and the implications for human resource management research and practice.

2 November 2022

Dr Becky Faith asks who is being left behind by the digital transformation and how can we imagine a more inclusive digital future for Sussex? 

9 November 2022

Jonathan Haskel discusses how the vital institutions that underpin our economy remain geared to an outmoded way of doing business and presents new ideas to help us catch up with the intangible revolution.

16 November 2022

Professor Thomas Kochan asks how researchers can take an activist role in studying how to best design and use technology for the common good.

23 November 2022

Pawel Adrjan asks how increasing and declining pandemic severity has influenced advertised telework from 2019 to today?

Where Automated Interviews Fall Short

Jaser, Z., Petrakaki, D., Starr, R., Oyarbide-Magaña, E. (2022) Harvard Business Review

After-hours connectivity management strategies in academic work

Aljabr, N., Chamakiotis, P., Petrakaki, D., Newell, S. (2021), New technology, Work and Employment

Social value creation through digital health activism in an online health community

Chamakiotis, P. Petrakaki, D. & Panteli, N.(2021), Information Systems Journal