Martin Krzywdzinski is Professor of International Labor Relations at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, head of the research group ‘Globalization, Work and Production’ at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and co-director of the Weizenbaum-Institute for the Networked Society. He is research associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, co-initiator and member of the program committee of the DFG Priority Program ‘The Digitalisation of Working Worlds’, member of the Research Advisory Board of the ‘Work of the Future’ program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and International Steering Committee member of the automobile research network GERPISA.

His major research topics are technological change at work (in particular regarding the current processes of digitalization and automation) and the impact of globalization of companies and value chains on employment, work organization and skill formation. He has been researching the development of the platform economy for some time, with a focus on the working conditions of platform workers and the possibilities of regulating platform work.

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