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Title: At a crossroads: Uber and the ambiguities of the COVID-19 emergency in Lisbon
Authors: Allegretti, Giovanni 
Holz, Sheila 
Rodrigues, Nuno
Keywords: COVID-19; Uber; Urban mobility; Platform capitalism; GIG economy; Workers' social protection; Location-based platforms
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Pluto Journals
Project: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/822638/EU/Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development 
Serial title, monograph or event: Work Organisation, Labour & Globalisation
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
Abstract: The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the surface some problems and trends within digital platforms, including working conditions, while simultaneously transforming the relationship between platform capitalism and the pandemic complex. Through the case analysis of Uber in Lisbon, we were able to identify a situation where several ambiguities emerged, some of which are associated with the Portuguese singularity of intermediary platform capitalism. From this analysis, anchored to several interviews with Uber drivers/partners, we observed that the pandemic crisis has aggravated some inequalities and problems generally associated with platform capitalism, but also seen new trends and solutions emerge for a political and socio-economic reformulation of this sector.
ISSN: 1745-641X
DOI: 10.13169/workorgalaboglob.15.1.0085
Rights: openAccess
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