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Segments of platform economies


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-25 22:25:35 viewed: 528


The informal labour market of platform economies may reduce opportunity due to dual labour market segmentation (Li, 2019).  Li (2019) explain labour market segmentation theory to view the institutional, societal, and structural segments of limited inter-sectoral mobility and a dual labour market segmentation to describe a primary and secondary market.  The informal labour market presents precarious work environments for which individuals and small businesses are often limited in opportunities for employment and economy during the health pandemic.  Sutherland, Jarrahi, Dunn, and Nelson (2019) study some of the challenges in the informal labour market for freelancers such as the difficulty to interact with the market, the limits on building a brand, and the inability to rely on organizational resources.





Li, J. (2019). Precarious work and labor market segmentation: a comparative study on mainland China and Hong Kong. The Journal of Chinese Sociology, 6(1), 17. doi:10.1186/s40711-019-0105-1

Sutherland, W., Jarrahi, M. H., Dunn, M., & Nelson, S. B. (2019). Work precarity and gig literacies in online freelancing. Work, Employment and Society, 34(3), 457-475. doi:10.1177/0950017019886511



Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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