The primary objective of this project is to investigate what constitutes fair labor in an employment environment disrupted through new technology. To this end, we want
- to depict the substitution effects of technology and new digital business models on traditional forms of labor, and anticipate new forms of employment to deliver insights on the nature, desirability, advantages and disadvantages and the fairness of these emerging forms of work, taking into account both the employment and corporate perspective.
- to deliberate on the effects more or less labor fairness has on human well-being and social cohesion.
- to derive solutions in terms of responsible technology design, corporate responsibilities, political and public deliberation, and employee skill building and consultation.
Specifically, the Slovene part of the project will focus on how creativity and innovation are shaped in light of the digital labor, and what potential job-design and organizational-design measures can be applied to overcome the barrier of not being present at work together, physically. The project consortium, besides the leading partner in Norway and Faculty of Economics University of Ljubljana, includes the following: institutions Harvard University, University of St. Gallen, Copenhagen Business School and Erasmus University (Rotterdam).