Informalization in gig food delivery in the UK: the case of hyper‐flexible and precarious work

Mendonca, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-7035-6246, Kougiannou, N.K. ORCID: 0000-0002-6422-3831 and Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, 2022. Informalization in gig food delivery in the UK: the case of hyper‐flexible and precarious work. Industrial Relations. ISSN 0019-8676

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This article examines the process of informalization of work in platform food delivery work in the UK. Drawing on qualitative data, this article provides new analytical insight into what drives individual formal couriers to both supply and demand informalized sub-contracted gig work to undocumented migrants, and how a platform company enables informal work practices through permissive HR practices and technology. In doing so, this article shows how platform companies are enablers of informal labor markets and contribute to the expansion of hyper-precarious working conditions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Industrial Relations
Creators: Mendonca, P., Kougiannou, N.K. and Clark, I.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 29 August 2022
ISSN: 0019-8676
Rights: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.© 2022 The Authors. Industrial Relations published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Regents of the University of California (RUC).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 06 Sep 2022 10:59
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 10:59

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