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University of London Organisational Analysis The Gig Economy Case Study

This case study focuses on the interests and lived experiences of the “non-employed”, gig-app driver workforce, versus the interests and strategies of the companies (e.g. Uber, Amazon) that use the services of these workers. In this case study you will critically analyse the employment relationship between the gig-app driver workforce and the companies that use the services of these workers, and you will weigh the merits of both parties’ claims. You will identify the implications of this relationship, and you will consider the merits of radical change to the status quo. You will also reflect on the contemporary relevance and value of the two conflict / radical change paradigms, which you will be drawing on throughout your report.

https://www.marketplace.org/shows/the-uncertain-ho… <——– case study

For each section of your entire report you must draw explicitly on:

  • the two conflict / radical change paradigms – that is, radical structuralism and radical humanism/neo-humanism; and
  • at least one concept / theory discussed between Weeks 6 to 11.

Hi this is the guideline for the report 1. Listen to the podcast (in its entirety), “My boss is an app”, available on The Uncertain Hour, Season 5, Episode 8, March 24, 2021, Marketplace:https://www.marketplace.org/shows/the-uncertain-hour/my-boss-is-an-app/ (Links to an external site.)This link is also available in the Assignments section of the Reading List.2. You must draw on radical structuralism, radical humanism/neo-humanism, and at least one other concept/theory from Weeks 6 though to 11 throughout each section of your report, which is to fulfil the following requirements:Describe the conflict of interest between gig-app workers and the companies that use their services. You must articulate this conflict of interest in theoretical terms – that is, you must explicitly draw on the stated theories to help you understand and express the nature of this conflict. Please develop your own sub-heading for this part of the report. Wordcount guideline: 330Identify the implications of the current conditions of gig-app work for workers, their families, and communities. Please develop your own sub-heading for this part of the report. Wordcount guideline: 330Discuss and weigh the merits of the claims made by companies in support of laws such as Proposition 22* (do not forget to draw explicitly on the relevant theories). Please develop your own sub-heading for this part of the report. Wordcount guideline: 330*Proposition 22 is a law passed in California which designates gig-app drivers as independent contractors, rather than as employees of the companies that use their services, thereby denying gig-app drivers the rights and protections that are usually available to employees.Discuss and weigh the merits of dismantling the status quo (by status quo, what is meant is the current societal, political, and economic order, which includes, for example, a power imbalance between large corporations and gig-app workers). We are asking you, here, to consider the merits of ‘radical change’. Endeavour to construct an argument as to why it might be in the interests of the companies who use the services of gig-app workers to respond meaningfully to their concerns and claims. Do not forget to draw explicitly on the relevant theories. Please develop your own sub-heading for this part of the report. Wordcount guideline: 660What kind of insights have the two conflict paradigms and your chosen theories/concepts allowed you to see in this case study? In what ways are these insights valuable? Please develop your own sub-heading for this part of the report. Wordcount guideline: 330

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