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The Distributed Factory: Crowdwork

Moritz Altenried

in The Digital Factory: The Human Labor of Automation

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226815497
eISBN:
9780226815503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815503.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The chapter is concerned with gig economy platforms allocating tasks to a global pool of digital workers, most of whom work from home on their personal computers. These workers are a crucial element ... More


The History of Platforms

Mark Carrigan and Lambros Fatsis

in The Public and Their Platforms: Public Sociology in an Era of Social Media

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529201055
eISBN:
9781529201109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201055.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter draws inspiration from a direct, embodied and experiential approach to being public. It identifies ways of using digital platforms as ‘tools for conviviality’ that can be used to ... More


The Political Economy of Digital Monopolies: Contradictions and Alternatives to Data Commodification

Pasko Bilic, Toni Prug, and Mislav Žitko

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529212372
eISBN:
9781529212402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529212372.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Digital platforms have come under intense scrutiny from scholars, policy makers, regulators, and the general public for their immense and yet largely opaque influence on the social and economic ... More


Strategies for Monetizing Big Data

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, specific strategies for monetizing Big Data are developed. The role of a data exchange and digital platform in the creation and delivery of data is emphasized. Strategies reviewed ... More


Digitalization, Industrialization, and Skills Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Middle-Income Countries

Antonio Andreoni, Justin Barnes, Anthony Black, and Timothy Sturgeon

in Structural Transformation in South Africa: The Challenges of Inclusive Industrial Development in a Middle-Income Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192894311
eISBN:
9780191915352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894311.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The world economy is undergoing a period of structural and technological transformation, driven by the increasing digitalization of economic and social life. Digitalization is being experienced ... More


Africa’s New Digital Connectivity and Economic Change

Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham

in The Digital Continent: Placing Africa in Planetary Networks of Work

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198840800
eISBN:
9780191876455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840800.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid adoption and diffusion of digital technologies on the continent in the last decade has led many governments and observers to talk about Africa’s ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The ... More


Regulating Digital Platforms

Robert Baldwin and Martin Cave

in Taming the Corporation: How to Regulate for Success

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198836186
eISBN:
9780191873485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836186.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, International Business

One of the most pressing regulatory challenges of recent years has been what to do about the hugely successful digital platform and related companies which now bestride the world. Their emergence ... More


A Model for Global Governance of Platforms

Robert Fay

in Regulating Big Tech: Policy Responses to Digital Dominance

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197616093
eISBN:
9780197616130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197616093.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Digital platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and a more recent entrant, Zoom, have provided core societal functions that have enabled us to work, shop, educate ourselves and our ... More


Stimulating Innovation through Big Data

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the role of Big Data in enabling innovation in firms. The creation of new data at a large scale, as well as the integration of sensor data from the Internet of Things, provides ... More


Six Levels of Contract Automation: The Evolution of ‘Smart Legal Contracts’

Susannah Wilkinson and Jacques Giuffre

in Smart Legal Contracts: Computable Law in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192858467
eISBN:
9780191949272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192858467.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter proposes a framework to assist development of legally enforceable automation of contractual performance by considering the digital evolution of contracts and, primarily, the question of ... More


News Deserts, Echo Chambers, Algorithmic Editors, and the Siren Call of Revenues

Martha Minow

in Saving the News: Why the Constitution Calls for Government Action to Preserve Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190948412
eISBN:
9780190948443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948412.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 1 traces monumental shifts in the news industry and in the communications technologies and companies that have brought about a new ecosystem of news. Failing business models for newspapers, ... More


Monetizing Big Data through Productization and Data Inverting

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter demonstrates how a data-driven firm such as Netflix cultivated Big Data as part of its business model and not only disrupted the movie rental market but gave it a competitive advantage ... More


Disrupting Business Models with New Data from Location-Based Services

Russell Walker

in From Big Data to Big Profits: Success with Data and Analytics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199378326
eISBN:
9780199378340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378326.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The reality that most people in developed countries have a phone or even a smartphone has created a network of sensors and “data reporters” at virtually no cost to firms. Location-based services have ... More


Digital Health: How Can It Facilitate Progress on Meeting Sustainable Development Goals in China?

Simon K. Poon, Yiren Liu, Ruihua Guo, and Mu Li

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Digital health is the intersection of information, computer, and medical science and healthcare, which focusses on adopting information technology (IT) within clinical and healthcare processes. In ... More


Asset Management as a Digital Platform Industry: A Global Financial Network Perspective

Daniel Haberly and Dariusz Wójcik

in Sticky Power: Global Financial Networks in the World Economy

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780198870982
eISBN:
9780191914102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870982.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

While contemporary technological disruption is increasingly conceptualized in terms of the logic and paradoxes of the digital platform economy, discussions of FinTech have only engaged to a limited ... More


Culturetheque: A New Tool for French Culture

Laurence Auer

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the development of the digital platform called Culturetheque, launched on 27 May 2010 by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. Culturetheque offers French culture at home, on ... More


Social Connections: Extracting Profit from Human Relations

Nicholas Freudenberg

in At What Cost: Modern Capitalism and the Future of Health

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190078621
eISBN:
9780197576144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078621.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

How individuals connect to others, buy wanted products, and work to achieve shared goals determine their opportunities for health and life success. In this century, companies like Google, Amazon, ... More


China’s Mega Supply Chains

Marina Yue Zhang, Mark Dodgson, and David M. Gann

in Demystifying China's Innovation Machine: Chaotic Order

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198861171
eISBN:
9780191893124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861171.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explains the development and significance of China’s mega supply chains and their position in the global division of labour. It explains the importance of modularity, standardization, ... More


Internet and Platform Work in Europe

Jan Drahokoupil and Agnieszka Piasna

in Digitalization and the Welfare State

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192848369
eISBN:
9780191943652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848369.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an overview of quantitative comparative evidence on Internet and platform work in Europe. It shows that many have had experience of Internet and platform work, but only a small ... More


Experiencing Past, Present, and Future Urban Environments Through Digital Representation, Storytelling, and Simulation

Eva Pietroni

in Digital Cities: Between History and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190498900
eISBN:
9780190498924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498900.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Digital technologies can have a great impact on the methodological and epistemological research regarding urban contexts, not only for the documentation and reconstruction of the built heritage but ... More


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