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040220 SE Seminar Organization and Personnel (MA) (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

service email address: opim.bda@univie.ac.at



max. 24 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Beginn des Kurses/Vorbesprechung: 22.03.2019
Am 7.06.2019 enftällt die Kurseinheit.

Freitag 22.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 29.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 05.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 12.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 03.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 10.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 17.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 24.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 31.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 14.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 21.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Freitag 28.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 5 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Corporate Social Responsibility

Short description:
The term “gig” originates in the music business. Today it is increasingly associated with new forms of work and jobs which are situated somewhere in between self-employment and free-lancing and project employment. Moreover, respective contracts are more and more initiated and even closed using online platforms. At the same time, a good share of new digital work appears to take the form of such “gig”-work. In this seminar, we wish to obtain an overview of the size and scope of the “gig”-economy, some insights into the workings of the respective market mechanisms, study the role of skills for future jobs, and discuss implications for societal change.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Topic assignments

The Moodle-page of the course will provide the possibility to register topic preferences. As much as possible, topic assignments will honor these preferences.

General information:

(1) There will be an introductory meeting of this seminar on 22.03.2019 in room SR 3. During this meeting, we will check the topic assignments. Thus, attendance is absolutely necessary. “No-show”-students may be replaced by students registered on the “waiting list” who agree to comply with the seminar rules.
(2) Seminar papers must not exceed 15 pages (minimum 11 pica letter size; double-spaced typing; 3 cm margins all around; including all figures, tables, and references). They must use appropriate citation and reference rules and obey the general ethical principles of scientific work. Seminar papers are due on 14.08.2019. One hard-copy must be submitted to the Research Group’s administrative office during regular office hours; a PDF-copy must be uploaded to the Moodle-page of the course.
(3) Every student must individually submit a seminar paper. Each paper must contain an introduction in which the student summarizes the seminar presentations and discussions and explains the contribution of his/her presentation to this discussion. In preparing both seminar papers as well as the seminar presentation, students should be aware that the papers provided in the topics list above only constitute introductory (entry) reading material. They are required to engage in additional literature research. Apart from the university library services, the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and EconLit may provide appropriate search engines.
(4) If two (or more) students are assigned to the same topic, they must provide a coordinated joint presentation. The “working language” during seminar sessions is English. The maximum time per presentation is 45 minutes for a single presenter and one hour for a joint presentation. The sequence of presentations strictly follows the numbering of topics in the list below. Students are expected to prepare supporting slides and/or hand-outs and to speak “freely” during their presentations. Slides and other accompanying material must be uploaded to the Moodle-page of the course one week ahead of the presentation.
(5) Students are required to actively participate in the classroom discussions and should be aware that the lecturer can call upon them for comments at any time during the seminar. In particular, they can be asked to introduce the session’s topic as it relates to the seminar’s general theme.
(6) Complete attendance of each session of the seminar is obligatory. Absolutely no exceptions apply. Leaves will only be granted in cases of illnesses or if the person demanding a leave is required to participate in an official activity of the University, Faculty, or Institute. In the first case, the doctor’s medical certificate must be presented to the group’s office immediately (i. e. latest by the first working day following the absence day). Failure to comply with this rule leads to a no-pass grade. Passing grades can generally not be earned by students who miss more than 20% of the total class-time.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The final grade will be calculated as the weighted average of the grades for the seminar paper (40 %), for the presentation (40 %), and for classroom participation (20 %).



I. The current scope of new forms of labor:

Abraham, Katharine G., et al. Measuring the gig economy: Current knowledge and open issues. No. w24950. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018.

Hooton, Christopher Alex. "America’s online ‘jobs’: conceptualizations, measurements, and influencing factors." Business Economics 52.4 (2017): 227-249.

II. Trust and reputation in online labor markets

Mourelatos, Evangelos, and Manolis Tzagarakis. "An investigation of factors affecting the visits of online crowdsourcing and labor platforms." NETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking 19.3 (2018): 95-130.

Stanton, Christopher T., and Catherine Thomas. Experience Markets: An Application to Outsourcing and Hiring. Harvard Business School, 2018.

Belloc, Filippo. "Why isn’t Uber a worker cooperative? On the (im) possibility of self-management in the platform economy."

III. Participating workers and job offers

Kim, Y. M. (2013). Diverging top and converging bottom: labour flexibilization and changes in career mobility in the USA. Work, employment and society, 27(5), 860-879.

Autor, David, H. (2015). Why are there still so many jobs? The history and future of workplace automation. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(3), 3-30.

Beaudry, P., Green, D. A., & Sand, B. M. (2016). The great reversal in the demand for skill and cognitive tasks. Journal of Labor Economics, 34(S1), S199-S247.

Frey, Carl Benedikt, and Michael A. Osborne. "The future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerisation?." Technological forecasting and social change 114 (2017): 254-280.

IV. Societal change

Berger, T., Frey, C. B., Levin, G., & Rao, S. (2018). Uber Happy? Work and Well-being in the “Gig Economy”.

Cramer, Judd, and Alan B. Krueger. "Disruptive change in the taxi business: The case of Uber." American Economic Review 106.5 (2016): 177-82.

Ravenelle, Alexandrea J. "Sharing economy workers: selling, not sharing." Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 10.2 (2017): 281-295.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:29