Conflict and Shifting Boundaries in the Gig Economy: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

Rebecca Page-Tickell
University of East London, UK

Elaine Yerby
London School of Economics, UK

Product Details
30 Mar 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
287 pages - 152 x 229mm
The Changing Context of Managing People
Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book draws on legal, HRM, occupational psychology and economic perspectives to innovatively explore the conflicts and blurring boundaries affecting the Gig Economy in terms of the worker, employee identity, status and relationships, and team and career management. 

Structured to explore Macro, Meso and Micro levels of analysis, Conflicts and Shifting Boundaries in the Gig Economy examines a range of issues, including:
  • the employee in the gig economy 
  • trade unions and gigs
  • talent management and the gig economy
  • the future of whistleblowing in the gig economy
  • gig worker's choices and organisational attractiveness. 
International case studies introduce new insights and research questions on the current and future challenges posed by the gig economy, alongside potential remedies to allow organisations to adapt their strategy and management to survive and thrive in this new disrupting economy. 

Rebecca Page-Tickell and Elaine Yerby offer researchers, practitioners and organisations the opportunity to understand and address conflicts within the workplace and wider socio-economic settings, to ensure the sustainability and well-being of those in and outside of the gig economy.
Chapter 1. Understanding conflict and shifting boundaries in the gig economy through the Dynamic Structural model; Elaine Yerby and Rebecca Page-Tickell 
Section 1: Macro Analysis 
Chapter 2. Defining the employee in the gig economy: untangling the web of contract; Barry Collins 
Chapter 3. The shifting boundaries of capitalism and the conflict of surplus value appropriation within the gig economy; Shampa Roy-Mukherjee and Michael Harrison 
Chapter 4. Presence and pretence - trade unions and the gig economy; Rebecca Page-Tickell and Jude Ritchie 
Section 2: Meso Analysis  
Chapter 5. The dis-evolution of strategic HRM in the gig economy from talent management to supply chain manager; Andrew Boocock, Elaine Yerby and Rebecca Page-Tickell 
Chapter 6. Worker and organisational protection: the future of whistleblowing in the gig economy; Catherine Hobby 
Chapter 7. Gig Economy and the transformation of professional boundaries in Healthcare; Ali Naghieh
Section 3: Micro Analysis 
Chapter 8. Evolutionary mismatch and misbelief impacts on participants in the gig economy; Rebecca Page-Tickell, Jude Ritchie and Therese Page-Tickell 
Chapter 9. Frayed careers in the gig economy - rhythms of career privilege and disadvantage; Elaine Yerby 
Chapter 10. Status quo, renewal and decline in the gig economy; issues of agency, voice and identity; Elaine Yerby and Rebecca Page-Tickell
Rebecca Page-Tickell is a Senior Lecturer in Work Based Learning and HR at the University of East London, UK. She is an experienced, commercially focused academic, business psychologist and HR practitioner who has worked with a broad range of client groups across a variety of sectors. She is the author of Learning and Development which has published in two editions (2014, 2018). 
Elaine Yerby is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management at the University of East London, UK. Prior to her role in higher education, she predominantly worked in HR internal consultancy roles, advising on the people aspects of major change programmes. This included acting as the Engagement and Communication Manager for a large-scale Transforming HR Programme in the Metropolitan Police Service.

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