In our introduction to this special issue on the gig economy, we provide some context to how and why this phenomenon should be studied, with a particular emphasis on Human Resource Management. We then describe the four articles that comprise the special issue, and we note some common themes. Our introduction concludes with some suggestions for future research on the gig economy.

Gig economy, Gig work, Digitized economy, Crowdsourcing, Crowdwork, Independent work, Platform work, Algorithmic control
Human Resource Management Review
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Connelly, C.E., Černe, M., Fieseler, C., Giessner, S.R, & Wong, S.I. (2020). Working in the digitized economy: HRM theory & practice. Human Resource Management Review, in press. Retrieved from