Prof Debra Howcroft


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Research interests


Broadly, Debra’s research interests cover the area of ICTs and organising, particularly in relation to work and employment.   There is a focus on three main areas.  Firstly, how technology is influencing and shaping working practices, changing skills and reframing occupational identities. Secondly, research investigates technology workers, as a distinct category of employees, and their response to workplace change, labour markets, and technological developments. This interest extends to how social and cultural influences affect technology work, asking questions such as how technology is gendered.  The final area concerns digital labour and includes issues such as how virtual work is monetised, the use of platforms to coordinate distributed labour, and the implications of crowdsourcing for our understanding of work and employment.



Research and projects

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