1st Edition

Regulating the Platform Economy International Perspectives On New Forms Of Work

Edited By Lourdes Mella Méndez Copyright 2020
    224 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This book analyses novel and important issues relating to the emergence of new forms of work resulting from the introduction of disruptive technologies in the enterprises and the labour market, especially platform work.

    The first part of the book examines the platform economy and labour market, to address the more general challenges that the recent labour platforms pose for employment and the labour market, while the second part of the book considers the implications of the rise of different ways of work in the enterprises due to the incorporation of technology in a global context. Providing a rich analysis and evaluation of the numerous theoretical and practical regulatory problems arising from constantly developing technology, this book makes important and informed suggestions on how to solve the numerous problems which have arisen. The collection of chapters in this volume are varied and are dealt with from different disciplinary angles, and from a diverse range of countries and legal systems to create an interesting and unique global picture on the topics studied therein.

    With an international perspective, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of economy and technology law.

    Part one. The platform economy and the Labour Market: Some key issues1. The Platform Economy: The Main Challenges for Labour Law2. Uber: Regulatory and Institutional Experimentation in the Taxi Industry in Quebec3. Comparative Study on Japanese Employment-like Working Style: Whether we are Discussing the Same Phenomenon or Not?4. Identifying Labour Relationship in the Sharing Economy: Judicial Practice in China5. Informality, Neoliberalism and the Gig Economy in Chile 6. Regulating Technology at WorkPart two. Other new forms of work, new workforce and new skills 7. New Forms of Work and Contractual Execution: Towards the “Smart Labour Contract” 8. Spanish Telework and Italian “Agile” Work: A Comparison9. Robotics and Work: Labour and Tax Regulatory Framework 10. Technology and Jobs: Has What Was Old Become New?11. Technologies and Powers: Marginal Notes on the Amazon Wristband12. New Forms of Work and Trade Unions in the Digital Age 13. Emerging Skills and Occupations in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: How to Respond to Changing Work Demands?14. The Resilience: The Main Skill for Industry 4.0


    Lourdes Mella Méndez is Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Alicia Villalba Sánchez is Assistant Professor of Labour Law and Social Security at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.