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Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Gina Neff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

In the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, employees of Internet startups took risks—left well-paying jobs for the chance of striking it rich through stock options (only to end up unemployed a year ... More


Conclusion: Lessons from a New Economy for a New Medium?

Gina Neff

in Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.003.0065
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter draws lessons from the experience of the first wave of the “new economy” for thinking about media production, and describes the ways to apply the concept of venture labor to work outside ... More


Being Venture Labor: Strategies for Managing Risk

Gina Neff

in Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.003.0037
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter concentrates on the strategies that people in Silicon Alley used for managing the economic risks they felt they faced. It utilizes the interview data to build a typology of venture labor ... More


The Crash of Venture Labor

Gina Neff

in Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.003.0060
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter, which is concerned with the stock market crash, uses the interview data after the dot-com bust along with historical materials to illustrate some of the problems facing venture labor. ... More


Scouting: The Hunger for New Faces

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Here I outline how the turn toward affective branding has shaped a new image regime facilitating the model industry’s rapid expansion into a global network, broadening the field for scouting of ... More


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