How do platforms affect cooperation in traditional institutions such as healthcare, education, banking, public services etc.? Studying gig platforms like Uber, Upwork, and Amazon Mechanical Turk is quite popular among CSCW researchers. These platforms create new conditions for cooperation. But what does this platform model mean for cooperative work beyond the gig platforms?
Babak Farshchian is an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology ((NTNU) in the lovely town of Trondheim approximately half the way north of Norway. At NTNU he teaches research methods and software engineering. His research interests are currently related to platformization processes in the public sector, in particular in the area of healthcare and social/welfare services. He is also interested in participation and empowerment processes in digitalization. He is a member of the EUSSET steering committee where he is currently helping develop early career services with a focus on academic mobility. You can find out more about him in his NTNU profile page.