2020 Program

Day 1


EVENT HOST: Nisha Besara
VENUE: Downtown Camper by Scandic

9:30 – Registration

10:00 – Opening day 1

10:05 – Opening address: Martin Linder, President, Unionen.

10:15 – Koen Frenken, Utrecht University: “Safeguarding Public Interests in the Platform Economy”

10:45 – Coffee

11:15 – Panel: “Labour Market Opportunities and Challenges in the 2020s”. Robert Torvelainen, Uber, Rebecca Filis, The Swedish Tax Agency, Donnie Lygonis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

12:15 – Lunch

13:20 – 13:35 (In) Conspicuous Consumption in the On-Demand Economy. Presenter: Christoph Lutz, BI Norwegian Business School. Co-author(s): Gemma Newlands, University of Amsterdam and BI Norwegian Business School

13:40 – 13:55 What about us? A literature review of workers’ perspectives on the gig economy. Presenter: Linda Weidenstedt, Ph.D., Ratio and Stockholm University. Co-author(s): Monia Lougui. Ph.D., Ratio, Andrea Geissinger, Ratio and Örebro University School of Business.

14:00-14:15 How flexible is employment protection in the collective agreements? Presenter: Eva Uddén Sonnegård, Ph.D., Ratio Institute.

14:30 – Coffee

15:15 – Roundtables:
     – Algorithmic Management (Room: Campfire Grill & Bar) 
     – Platform Work and Social Protection (Room: Campfire Grill & Bar)
     – Algorithms in Governance (Room: Conference room)
     – Research strategies (Room: The lounge)  

16:30 – Break

16.45 – Bogdan Szyber, Museum of Artistic Research: “Fauxthentication: Academic Fraud for Dummies”

17:15 – Closing of day 1

17:20 – Mingle

18:00 – Networking Dinner

Day 2


EVENT HOST: Nisha Besara
VENUE: Downtown Camper by Scandic

08:30 – Registration

09:00 – Opening day 2

09:15 – Virginia Dignum, Umeå University: “Trustworthy AI Systems and Labour Markets”

09:45 – Coffee

10:20 – 10:35 Digital platforms as the new business model: Opportunities and challenges. Presenter: Uma Rani, ILO, Geneva. Co-author(s): Andrea Renda, CEPS, Brussels, Khaoula Ettarfi. ILO, Geneva

10:40 – 10:55 Airbnb and economic development in secondary tourist destinations: An exploratory study. Presenter: Birgit Leick, Associate Professor in Business Economics, Østfold University College Halden, Norway. Co-author(s): Bjørnar Karlsen Kivedal Østfold University College, Faculty of Business, Languages and Social Sciences, and Mehtap Aldogan Eklund University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, College of Business Administration.

11:00 – 11:15 Workplace Recognition and Algorithmic Management in the Scandinavian Gig Economy. Presenter: Gemma Newlands, University of Amsterdam and BI Norwegian Business School

11:20 – 11:35 The Effect of Airbnb on Rents and House Prices in Norway. Presenter: Evgueni Vinogradov, Ph.D. Senior Researcher, Nordland Research Institute, Bodø, Norway. Co-author(s): Abbas Strømmen-Bakhtiar, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Nord University, Bodø, Norway.

11:45 – Lunch

12.45 – Panel: “Nordic Platform Work Data”. Tobias Porserud, AppJobs Institute. Mats Elzén, Novus Group International. Irene Wennemo, Swedish National Mediation Office.

13:45 – Break

14:00 – Panel: “The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Businesses and Society”. Anna Ilsøe, University of Copenhagen. Evgueni Vinogradov, Nordland Research Institute. Birgit Leick, Østfold University College. Christina Öberg, Professor/Chair in Marketing, Örebro University.

15:00 – Katarina Lundahl, Chief Economist and acting Policy Director, Unionen: Closing remarks

15:15 – End of conference