Alex Wood

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

United Kingdom

Oxford Internet Institute

1 St. Giles

University of Oxford

Oxford OX1 3PG Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Mansfield Road

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AU

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (12)

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Platform Labour and Structured Antagonism: Understanding the Origins of Protest in the Gig Economy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Apr 2019
Alex Wood, Alex Wood and Vili Lehdonvirta
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Employee voice; flexibility; industrial relations; technology; trade unions

Workers of the Internet Unite? Online Freelancer Organisation Among Remote Gig Economy Workers in Six Asian and African Countries

Wood A.J, Lehdonvirta V and Graham M (2018) Workers of the Internet unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers in six Asian and African countries. New Technology, Work and Employment 33(2):95-112.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Jul 2018
Alex Wood, Alex Wood, Vili Lehdonvirta and Mark Graham
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 445 (82,839)
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freelance, gig economy, collective action, collective organisation, union, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, digital labour

Workers of the Internet Unite? Online Freelancer Organisation Among Remote Gig Economy Workers in Six Asian and African Countries

New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 95-112, 2018
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Jul 2018
Alex Wood, Alex Wood, Vili Lehdonvirta and Mark Graham
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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freelance, gig economy, collective action, collective organisation, union, Southeast Asia, Sub‐Saharan Africa, digital labour

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Platform Precarity: Surviving Algorithmic Insecurity in the Gig Economy

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 02 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2021
Alex Wood, Alex Wood and Vili Lehdonvirta
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 413 (91,422)
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Algorithms, gig economy, platform, precarious work, insecurity, resistance

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The Taylor Review: Understanding the Gig Economy, Dependency and the Complexities of Control

New Technology, Work and Employment, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Apr 2019
Alex Wood and Alex Wood
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute
Downloads 405 (93,548)
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control, dependency, gig economy, labour process, power

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Minimum Wages for Online Labor Platforms?: Regulating the Global Gig Economy

Wood A.J, Graham M and Anwar A, Minimum Wages for Online Labor Platforms? Regulating the Global Gig Economy.' In Larsson A and Teigland R (Eds) 'The Digital Transformation of Labor (Open Access): Automation, the Gig Economy and Welfare. London: Routledge, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 26 Jul 2019
Alex Wood, Alex Wood, Mark Graham and Mohammad Amir Anwar
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh
Downloads 288 (135,834)
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Gig economy, Online labor platforms, Remote workers, Labor market, Asia, Africa

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The Power of Social Media as a Labour Campaigning Tool: Lessons from Our Walmart and the Fight for 15

Pasquier V and Wood AJ (2018) ETUI Policy Brief, European Economic, Employment and Social Policy, N° 10/2018. ETUI: Brussels.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Aug 2018
Alex Wood, Alex Wood and Vincent Pasquier
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute and Grenoble Ecole de Management
Downloads 240 (163,153)
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Fight for $15, OUR Walmart, Unions, Internet, Social media, Networks, Collective action

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Antagonism Beyond Employment: How the ‘Subordinated Agency’ of Labour Platforms Generates Conflict in the Remote Gig Economy

Socio-Economic Review, 2021
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Apr 2021
Alex Wood, Alex Wood and Vili Lehdonvirta
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Unemployment and Well-Being

Wood A.J and Burchell B.J (2017) Unemployment in the 21st Century. In Lewis A (2018) Cambridge Handbook of Economics and Psychology 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 13 Aug 2018
Alex Wood and Alex Wood
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute
Downloads 155 (241,505)
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Unemployment, Employment, Well-being, Insecurity, Jahoda, Stress, Anxiety

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Good Gig, Bad Gig: Autonomy and Algorithmic Control in the Global Gig Economy

Wood AJ, Graham M, Lehdonvirta V, Hjorth I (2018) Good gig, bad gig: autonomy and algorithmic control in the global gig economy. Work, Employment and Society 0(0): 1-20.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Alex Wood, Alex Wood, Mark Graham, Vili Lehdonvirta and Isis Hjorth
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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Virtual Production Networks: Fixing Commodification and Disembeddedness

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Jun 2021
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Pretoria - Gordon Institute of Business Science and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
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digital labor, embeddedness, gig economy, global production networks, online platforms

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Beyond Mobilisation at McDonald’s: Towards Networked Organising

Wood AJ (2020) Beyond mobilisation at McDonald’s: Towards Networked Organising. Capital and Class.
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 29 Apr 2020
Alex Wood and Alex Wood
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute
Downloads 17 (679,097)

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Fight for $15, MacDonald’s, mobilisation, organising, OUR Walmart, protest, social media, union renewal

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Flexible Despotism: Workplace Control in the Informational Age

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Mar 2021
Alex Wood and Alex Wood
University of BirminghamOxford Internet Institute
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Control, Flexibility, Scheduling, Workplace Regimes