Global Labor: Algocratic Modes of Organization*

  title={Global Labor: Algocratic Modes of Organization*},
  author={Aneesh Aneesh},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  pages={347 - 370}
  • A. Aneesh
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
This study investigates a practice that allows workers based in India to work online on projects for corporations in the United States, representing a new mode of labor integration. In the absence of direct bureaucratic control across continents, the question arises how this rapidly growing labor practice is organized. The riddle of organizational governance is solved through an analysis of software programming schemes, which are presented as the key to organizing globally dispersed labor… Expand

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