The UK Government’s consultation on employment classification and control: a response

A response to the UK Government’s consultation on employment classification and control. Wood A.J and Graham M (2018) The government consultation on employment classification and control a response The UK government is currently undertaking a consultation on employment status. One element… Continue Reading

Towards a Fairer Platform Economy: Introducing the Fairwork Foundation

This month, I started work on a new project together with my new colleague Jamie Woodcock: The Fairwork Foundation. With generous funding from Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), we will get to spend the next year and… Continue Reading

Government response to the Taylor Review: Good news on zero hour contracts but delay on gig economy

The government’s recognition that good quality work is important is very welcome. Unfortunately, much of the substance of the government’s response focuses on the need for further consultation and additional consideration. But In amongst the delay and indecision, there are some concrete policy announcements which could be important and should be welcomed Continue Reading

CFP – Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice

Digital Representations of Place: Urban Overlays and Digital Justice Call for papers: RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Cardiff University, 28–31 August 2018   Session sponsor: the Digital Geographies Working Group (DGWG) Mark Graham (University of Oxford) and Martin Dittus (University of… Continue Reading

Digital Control in Value Chains: Challenges of Connectivity for East African Firms

I’m happy to report on a new co-authored paper that I have out. The piece asks what difference changing connectivity has made for East African firms. The piece emerges from a multi-year study on Development and Broadband Internet Access in East Africa that… Continue Reading