• A good reputation: a protection against shareholder activism? 

      Hoffman, Christian; Brønn, Peggy Simcic; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      When shareholders become dissatisfied with a public company’s policies or actions, they may resort to activist interventions. Shareholder activism has been described as an attempt to resolve agency conflicts by directly ...
    • A social net? Internet and social media use during unemployment 

      Feuls, Miriam; Fieseler, Christian; Suphan, Anne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Many people who are unemployed tend to experience forms of psychological and social losses, including a weakened time structure, diminished social contacts, an absence of collective purpose, falling status, and inactivity. ...
    • Authenticity and the Sharing Economy 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Fleck, Matthes; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Based on a qualitative interview-study as well as on a quantitative survey among users of the room sharing platform Airbnb, we show that situational closeness between sharing economy consumers and providers may prompt ...
    • Being Unemployed in the Age of Social Media 

      Feuls, Miriam; Fieseler, Christian; Suphan, Anne; Meckel, Miriam (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      This article reports the results of a stratified sample survey of 2414 unemployed individuals in Germany regarding Internet usage, accompanied by a small sample of qualitative interviews and time-use diaries. The Internet ...
    • Boundaryless careers in the gig economy: An oxymoron? 

      Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian; Wong, Sut I (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Advocates of the boundaryless career perspective have relied to a great extent on the assumption that actors take responsibility for their own career development and that they consequently take charge of developing their ...
    • Boundaryless careers in the gig economy: An oxymoron? 

      Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian; Wong, Sut I (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Advocates of the boundaryless career perspective have relied to a great extent on the assumption that actors take responsibility for their own career development and that they consequently take charge of developing their ...
    • Collective Action and Provider Classification in the Sharing Economy 

      Newlands, Gemma Elisabeth Marjorie; Lutz, Christoph; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Conditions in the sharing economy are often favourably designed for consumers and platforms but entail new challenges for the labour side, such as substandard social-security and rigid forms of algorithmic management. Since ...
    • European Perspectives on Power in the Sharing Economy 

      Newlands, Gemma; Lutz, Christoph; Fieseler, Christian (Research report, 2017)
      This report, ‘European Perspectives on Power in the Sharing Economy’, forms one element of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: Ps2Share ‘Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing ...
    • Finding Meaning in a Hopeless Place? The Construction of Meaningfulness in Digital Microwork 

      Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian; Wong, Sut I (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      New forms of employment centered on the completion of simple and atomized tasks, such as online microwork, raise the question of the possible gratifications that could be derived from such work when compared to more ...
    • Managing Algorithmic Accountability: Balancing Reputational Concerns, Engagement Strategies, and the Potential of Rational Discourse 

      Buhmann, Alexander; Passmann, Johannes; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      While organizations today make extensive use of complex algorithms, the notion of algorithmic accountability remains an elusive ideal due to the opacity and fluidity of algorithms. In this article, we develop a framework ...
    • Managing Algorithmic Accountability: Balancing Reputational Concerns, Engagement Strategies, and the Potential of Rational Discourse 

      Buhmann, Alexander; Paßmann, Johannes; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      While organizations today make extensive use of complex algorithms, the notion of algorithmic accountability remains an elusive ideal due to the opacity and fluidity of algorithms. In this article, we develop a framework ...
    • Mattering in Digital Labor 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Purpose: Online gig labor platforms bring together a global and fast-growing workforce to complete highly granular, remote and decontextualized tasks. While these environments might be empowering to some workers, many ...
    • Power in the Sharing Economy 

      Newlands, Gemma; Lutz, Christoph; Fieseler, Christian (Research report, 2017)
      Literature review
    • Recommendations for the Sharing Economy: (Re-)Balancing Power 

      Newlands, Gemma Elisabeth Marjorie; Lutz, Christoph; Fieseler, Christian (Research report, 2018)
      This report, ‘Recommendations for the Sharing Economy: (Re-)Balancing Power’, forms one element of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: Ps2Share ‘Participation, Privacy, and Power in the ...
    • Sharing Economy, Sharing Responsibility? Corporate Social Responsibility in the Digital Age 

      Etter, Michael; Fieseler, Christian; Whelan, Glen (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      The sharing economy has transformed economic transactions, created new organizational forms, and contributed to changes in consumer culture. Started as a movement with promises of a more sustainable, democratic, and inclusive ...
    • The Conditioning Function of Rating Mechanisms for Consumers in the Sharing Economy 

      Newlands, Gemma Elisabeth Marjorie; Lutz, Christoph; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore how rating mechanisms encourage emotional labor norms among sharing economy consumers. Design/methodology/approach This study follows a mixed-methods research design. ...
    • The Flow of Digital Labor 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Digital microwork is a type of labor that many—typically poorly paid—workers engage in. In our research, we focus on an experience-based model of digital labor and the nonmonetary benefits derived from such activities. ...
    • The networked communications manager: a typology of managerial social media impression management tactics 

      Fieseler, Christian; Ranzini, Giulia (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Purpose: The rise of social media has caused a shift in organizational practices, giving rise, in some cases, to genuinely "mediatized" organizations. With the present paper, we aim to explore how communications managers ...
    • The Role of Privacy Concerns in the Sharing Economy 

      Lutz, Christoph; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter; Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Internet-mediated sharing is growing quickly. Millions of users around the world share personal services and possessions with others—often complete strangers. Shared goods can amount to substantial financial and immaterial ...
    • ‘Thriving instead of surviving’: A capability approach to geographical career transitions in the creative industries 

      Ana, Alacovska; Fieseler, Christian; Wong, Sut I (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      This article examines career transitions in creative industries that involve geographical relocation from large metropolitan creative cities to small, remote and marginal urbanities. Drawing on 31 in-depth interviews with ...