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Sociology of Work and Organizations (IRE1611)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1611, with research papers and assignments.

Books - Uber / Gig Economy

Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine Articles & Reports - Platform Economy (Gig/Sharing/Uber)

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Vandaele, K. (2018). Will trade unions survive in the platform economy? Emerging patterns of platform workers' collective voice and representation in Europe. European Trade Union Institute Working Paper 2018.05

Paul, S.M. (2017). Uber as for-profit hiring hall: A price-fixing paradox and its implications. Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, 38(2), 233-263.

Becker,T., & Rajwani, A. (2016). The sharing economy and the future of work: Post-conference report. Toronto, ON: Centre for Labour Management Relations. 

Becker,T., & Rajwani, A. (2016). The gig economy and your protections and rights: Conference proceedings. Toronto, ON: Centre for Labour Management Relations.

Economic Policy Institute, March 17, 2016: "Uber business model does not justify a new ‘independent worker’ category", by Ross Eisenbrey and Lawrence Mishel

Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, January 29, 2015: “Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup”

Sofia, Ranchordás (2015). Does sharing mean caring? Regulating Innovation in the sharing economy. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. 16(1).

DataSpace at Princeton University, January, 2015: "An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States" [28 pages, PDF]

Hall, J.V., Krueger, A.B. (2015). An Analysis of the Labor Market for Uber’s Driver-Partners in the United States. Princeton University Industrial Relations Section Working Paper #587. (28 pages, PDF)

Rauch, D.E. and Schleicher, D. (2015). Like Uber, But for Local Governmental Policy: The Future of Local Regulation of the 'Sharing Economy'. George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 15-01. Available at SSRN: or

Gobble, M. M. (2015). Regulating innovation in the new economy. Research Technology Management, 58(2), 62-64.

Selected Books - Platform Economy (Gig/Sharing/Uber)

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