Kaire Holts

Kaire Holts
University of Hertfordshire | UH · Creative Economy Research Centre (CERC)

PhD

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Introduction
My research is centered around the nature of digital labour or virtual work. I am particularly interested in understanding how digital technologies have transformed labour processes, and are contributing to the emergence of new types of work and the shifting of boundaries between play and work.

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Publications (7)
Technical Report
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https://www.riigikogu.ee/wpcms/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Virtual-work-size-and-trends_final1.pdf
Research
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There is much talk about the disruptive potential of digitalisation and the sharing economy on labour markets. But surprisingly little is known about the realities of ‘gig work’ and the new types of employment created by online platforms. Is it a liberating new form of self- employ- ment or a new form of exploitation? How many workers are doing it?...
Article
Whether they are used for real-money trading in massive multiplayer online role-playing games, on-line content production, working through crowdsourcing Internet marketplaces, modding, online gambling, playing human-based computation games, or just browsing, sharing files, and connecting with friends, online spaces have produced a wide range of new...
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Holts and Surugiu describe an emerging form of work among online gamblers and show how it is challenging conventional categories of employment and self-employment. The authors draw on in-depth interviews with professional online poker players in Romania who are involved in staking?an arrangement whereby a player is provided with money in exchange f...
Technical Report
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Foundation for European Progressive Studies, UNI Global Union and University of Hertfordshire.

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