Posts tagged: oii

Organising in the “digital wild west”: Can strategic bottlenecks help prevent a race to the bottom for online workers?

For decades, large firms have been outsourcing and offshoring jobs. Work flowed from developed economies to developing ones, where wages were lower and regulations were of a lighter touch. Europeans and North Americans lost jobs, and Asians, South Americans, and Africans gained them. But the nature of these processes meant that business activities had to… Read More »

Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks (new paper)

Chris Foster and I have a new publication that will be coming out in Global Networks: Foster, C. and Graham, M. 2016. Reconsidering the Role of the Digital in Global Production Networks. Global Networks. DOI: 10.1111/glob.12142 (pre-publication version here). Abstract: Global production networks (GPN) has become a key framework in conceptualising linkages, power and structure… Read More »

Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information

30 March 2016 0

I was asked by my colleague and friend Oliver Belcher to act as a discussant in a session that he put together at the 2016 meeting of the Association of American Geographers: ‘Historicizing Big Data and Geo-information’. The session contained a set of truly excellent and provocative talks by Louise Amoore, Matthew Hannah, Patrick McHaffie,… Read More »

‘Digital Transformations of Work’ 🎬 Conference Webcasts 🎬

The Digital Transformations of Work Conference that Alex Wood and I organised brought together a room full of brilliant and passionate speakers and 80 guests to have a wide-ranging and critical conversation about what digital transformations mean for the future of work (and workers). Sadly, the room could only accommodate 80 and we had a huge… Read More »

The Domestic Turn: Business Process Outsourcing and the Growing Automation of Kenyan Organisations (now in print)

I’m happy to announce a new paper to come out of our previous project studying Development and Broadband Internet Access in East Africa. The project looked at the role that changing connectivity in East Africa was having on three sectors of the economy: tea, tourism, and business process outsourcing (BPO). This paper, written with Laura Mann, focuses… Read More »

‘big data’ and development seminar series

28 January 2016 0

All are invited to our new ‘big data’ and development seminar series. The schedule for the coming term is, as follows: 26 January 2016: “Big Data, Data Activism, and the Global Civil Society” Speaker: Professor Stefania Milan Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, Univ. of Amsterdam Register interest here! 9 February 2016: “Big Data… Read More »

Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa (new publication)

19 January 2016 0

A new publication of ours in now out in The African Technopolitan. Graham, M., and Foster, C. 2016. Geographies of Information Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa, The African Technopolitan. 5 78-85. The piece draws on some of our previous empirical research to reflect on what connectivity means to inclusion in the ‘network society.’ Connectivity certainly isn’t a sufficient condition… Read More »