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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Books available through U of T Libraries

Technology and the Future of Work


The Gig Economy

Uber / Sharing Economy / Gig Economy - Books available through U of T Libraries

Uber / Gig Economy

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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.

CLMR Centre for Labour Management Relations, Ryerson University,  August 8, 2016:  Conference: The Gig Economy and Your Protections and Rights (PDF, 128 pages)

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

Quartz, March 2016: Inside Instacart’s fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries

Grossman, N. & Woyke, E. (2016). Serving workers in the gig economy: Emerging resources for the on-demand workforce. O'Reilly.

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.

Uber / Gig Economy - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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