Recent advances in digital technology, particularly the massive growth in the volume of digitized
information available and the vastly improved performance of data processing and modelling software, have driven a rapidly rising model of business—online platforms that connect thousands of suppliers and customers to form so-called two-sided markets (Rochet & Tirole, 2003; Zhu & Iansiti, 2012).
What are the new types of jobs and new professional identities in the platform economy? How do they
differ from traditional ones?
How will employment relationships change in the platform economy? What are the challenges for
existing labor laws, regulations, and public policies? How should policy makers respond?
We invite you to explore these and other questions during our second annual conference, which will be held in Beijing.
The first two days will focus on academic research concerning the platform economy, while the third day will feature presentations and interactions with Alibana, Didi, WUBA, and other leading platform companies.
Wilma Liebman, Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Rutgers SMLR and former Chair of the National Labor Relations Board, will be among the keynote speakers.
Call for Papers:
This event is organized by the Rutgers-Renmin Center for Global Work and Employment, a partnership between Rutgers SMLR and the School of Labor and Human Resources at Renmin University of China.
For more information, contact Dr. Mingwei Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org