Towards a socially just gig economy in Kenya: Stakeholder engagement and regulatory processes

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2023-02

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Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

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Digital platforms are fundamentally changing the world of work. At the click of a button, we can order food or services online to our doorstep in the so-called gig economy. While the platform economy opens immense opportunities for flexible, gainful and convenient entrepreneurship, the precarious livelihoods of workers and service providers often remain unaddressed. In particular, workers from economically developing countries are often subject to repetitive gig work, low levels of job security and high exploitation risks. Kutoma J. Wakunuma and Tom Kwanya have studied the livelihood of Kenyan gig workers, which allows us to better understand the perks and perils of the gig economy in the Global South.

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Wakunuma, K. and Kwanya, T. (2023) Towards a socially just gig economy in Kenya: Stakeholder engagement and regulatory processes in Encore Research Magazine on Internet and Society. https://www.hiig.de/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/encore2022_magazine-2.pdf, pp 90-96

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Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)