Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society

Volume

16

Issue

3

Pages

16

Abstract

This paper aims to engage with the social issues emerging from the increasing reliance upon app-driven services, as they pertain to precarious labor and ethical standpoints in a digital era. Popular ride services such as Uber have been lauded for bringing much needed transportation services that are superior to expensive taxis or unpleasant or inaccessible public transit.

Design/methodology/approach

As a result of over three years of ongoing research and analysis, this paper is a comprehensive assessment of a number of social issues facing the integration of practices both signified and enacted in an economy driven by apps such as Uber. While these companies are indeed profitable, questions remain as to just how much of a panacea these practices actually herald.

Identifier

1477-996X

Comments

Author Posting. © Emerald Publishing Limited 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Emerald Publishing Limited for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in the Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1108/JICES-03-2018-0024

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