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I propose to complete a book manuscript on the future of work based on over a decade of qualitative research on data-driven transformation in the construction industry. Contrary to received wisdom, my research shows that when faced with new categories of data in their jobs, front-line ‘data workers innovated to incorporate new data into the existing social structures of their workplaces. The data, funded by US NSF, includes 350 interviews and 8 years of participant-observation in 3 teams work who designed and built a hospital, a major research laboratory, and a 40-storey high-rise building. I have co-authored 28 journal and conference publications based on this research to date. For this project, I will complete a book manuscript in the sociology of technology that focuses the experience of digital transformation for workers in construction and the lessons that their experience holds for others in the era of AI and big data.
My paper with colleague Dr. Carrie Dossick won the “Best Paper Award” at the 2014 conference of the Engineering Project Organization Society. The paper is published in the peer review conference proceedings and is available here.
(This generous write-up from my home department website is about the Best Book Award given to Venture Labor won.)
Professor Gina Neff’s book titled “Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries” was selected as the 2013 Best Book Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technologies (CITASA). The book award “recognizes an outstanding book related to the sociology of communications or the sociology of information technology.” (more…)