Blockchains and the future of work and organization

For concrete changes in the world of work, blockchains have so far had little significance. Most of the technology’s promises have not been fulfilled, even if forms of good digital work can be found in the work worlds that have emerged. As a digitization myth, however, blockchains influence labor policy processes at the micro and macro levels. In the distribution struggle for digitization gains and in the defense against surveillance and control practices, it can make sense to conceive of the myth as an “instrument of upheaval,” since it opens up degrees of freedom and enables enlightenment upon enlightenment.

At the end of their research project, Ulrich Klüh, Moritz Hütten and Sonja Kleinod discuss implications of blockchains in their current working paper: Link

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