• Abstract

    This article examines the evolving work landscape in the context of technological advancements, addressing a significant gap in understanding the foundational principles of algorithmic management. Employing Labour Process Theory (LPT), the study focuses on 'Power dynamics' and 'Control mechanisms' within algorithmic management systems in platform-mediated work settings. Exploring managerial aspects such as task assignment, work organization, monitoring, surveillance, and performance evaluation under algorithmic management, the research utilizes LPT to offer a meticulous exploration of Social relations of production, technological deskilling, division of labour, potential alienation and exploitation, and the complex dynamics of control and resistance in the gig economy. In emphasizing the pivotal role of algorithms, the study reveals their influence on shaping the structural aspects of the gig economy, highlighting the intricate interplay between technological advancements and fundamental labour processes. This work also contributes to a deeper understanding of contemporary work dynamics by offering valuable insights into the evolving intersection of technology and labour in the modern workplace.

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KT, M. A., & Sivasubramanian, R. C. (2024). Cogs in the code: Applying labor process theory in algorithmic management of platform-mediated gig work. Multidisciplinary Reviews, (| Accepted Articles). Retrieved from https://malque.pub/ojs/index.php/mr/article/view/3278
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