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The Future of Work, A Knowledge-based Gig Economy

Sedigheh Moghavvemi (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Lee Su Teng (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
Huda Mahmoud (University of Malaya, Malaysia)

Reshaping the Future: The Phenomenon of Gig Workers and Knowledge-Economy

ISBN: 978-1-83753-351-0, eISBN: 978-1-83753-350-3

Publication date: 25 May 2023


In the previous chapters, we discussed the gig economy, knowledge economy, and its characteristics of each. The concept of knowledge workers is discussed in detail and their role in the knowledge economy and in creating knowledge. This chapter will explain how the knowledge economy and gig economy are connected and how the concept of knowledge workers and professional gig workers are connected. We will differentiate skilled gig workers from low-skilled workers and their role in economic development and productivity. Furthermore, we will explain their involvement in the organisation and how they can manage them and utilise their knowledge to increase productivity. The end of this chapter will discuss the platform economy concept and explain the platform economy's aspects in detail. This chapter emphasises how working globally is facilitated by digital transformation and IT infrastructure and how managing the professional workforce will create the opportunity to connect to a variety of job demands, particularly from developed countries.



Moghavvemi, S., Teng, L.S. and Mahmoud, H. (2023), "The Future of Work, A Knowledge-based Gig Economy", Reshaping the Future: The Phenomenon of Gig Workers and Knowledge-Economy, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 61-71.



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