This book analyses novel and important issues relating to the emergence of new forms of work resulting from the introduction of disruptive technologies in the enterprises and the labour market, especially platform work.

The first part of the book examines the platform economy and labour market, to address the more general challenges that the recent labour platforms pose for employment and the labour market, while the second part of the book considers the implications of the rise of different ways of work in the enterprises due to the incorporation of technology in a global context. Providing a rich analysis and evaluation of the numerous theoretical and practical regulatory problems arising from constantly developing technology, this book makes important and informed suggestions on how to solve the numerous problems which have arisen. The collection of chapters in this volume are varied and are dealt with from different disciplinary angles, and from a diverse range of countries and legal systems to create an interesting and unique global picture on the topics studied therein.

With an international perspective, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of economy and technology law.

part one|78 pages

The platform economy and the labour market

chapter 1|10 pages

The platform economy

The main challenges for labour law

chapter 2|18 pages


Regulatory and institutional experimentation in the taxi industry in Quebec

chapter 3|9 pages

Comparative study on Japanese employment-like working style

Whether we are discussing the same phenomenon or not

chapter 4|14 pages

Identifying labour relationship in the sharing economy

Judicial practice in China

part two|115 pages

Other new forms of work, new workforce and new skills

chapter 7|11 pages

New forms of work and contractual execution

Towards the “smart labour contract”

chapter 8|16 pages

Spanish telework and Italian “agile” work

A comparison

chapter 9|16 pages

Robotics and work

Labour and tax regulatory framework

chapter 10|15 pages

Technology and jobs

Has what was old become new?*

chapter 11|14 pages

Technologies and powers

Marginal notes on the Amazon wristband

chapter 13|13 pages

Emerging skills and occupations in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How to respond to changing work demands

chapter 14|13 pages

The resilience

The main skill for the Industrial Revolution 4.0