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The Power of Digital Platforms

General public Lecture Public lecture
05.12.2023 17:15 - 18:45
Onsite

Digital society lecture by Dr. Philip Balsiger
Professor of economic sociology at the University of Neuchâtel

In this talk I will discuss how digital platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo, Amazon, or Booking.com, reorganize work and markets, and what the social and political implications of this are. Using a number of empirical examples from my own studies as well as studies from other researchers,
the talk will analyze the power of digital platforms by answering a few basic questions : What is a digital platform? What kinds of platforms are there? What do platforms do? How do platforms make money? Who do platforms benefit (besides themselves)? What is a platform economy, and can it be resisted?

Philip Balsiger is professor of economic sociology at the University of Neuchâtel. His work on the platform economy, which he led with Muriel Surdez (UNIFR), analyzes how the Swiss hotel industry reacts to the rise of reservation platforms.


When? 05.12.2023 17:15 - 18:45
Where? PER 21 A230
Bd de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg
speaker Dr. Philip Balsiger, professor of economic sociology at the University of Neuchâtel
Contact Human-IST
Anna Jobin
anna.jobin@unifr.ch
Blvd. de Pérolles 90
1700 Fribourg
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