• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Time Well Wasted? Online Procrastination During Times of Unemployment 

      Müller, Severina; Fieseler, Christian; Meckel, Miriam; Suphan, Anne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      This article examines the argument regarding whether perceived social exclusion during unemployment leads to procrastination through online media, which in turn lessens the job search efforts of the unemployed. Based on ...
    • Unfairness by Design? The Perceived Fairness of Digital Labor on Crowdworking Platforms 

      Fieseler, Christian; Bucher, Eliane; Hoffmann, Christian Pieter (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Based on a qualitative survey among 203 US workers active on the microwork platform Amazon Mechanical Turk, we analyze potential biases embedded in the institutional setting provided by on-demand crowdworking platforms and ...
    • What’s mine is yours (for a nominal fee): exploring the spectrum of utilitarian to altruistic motives for Internet-mediated sharing 

      Bucher, Eliane; Fieseler, Christian; Lutz, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      In this contribution, we scrutinize the diverse motives for internet-mediated sharing as well as their role in shaping attitudes towards sharing one’s possessions in commercialized as well as non-commercialized settings. ...
    • With a little help of my peers. The supportive role of online contacts for the unemployed 

      Fieseler, Christian; Meckel, Miriam; Müller, Severina (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Unemployment is an unfortunate reality, whose overcoming often depends on social support, among other factors. Online social media, such as social network sites and communities, may offer an additional source of such ...