The Reputation Economy

Understanding Knowledge Work in Digital Society

  • Alessandro Gandini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Alessandro Gandini
    Pages 13-25
  3. Alessandro Gandini
    Pages 85-95
  4. Alessandro Gandini
    Pages 97-105
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 117-131

About this book


Exploring the new professional scenes in digital and freelance knowledge, this innovative book provides an account of the subjects and cultures that pertain to knowledge work in the aftermath of the creative class frenzy. Including a broad spectrum of empirical projects, The Reputation Economy documents the rise of freelancing and digital professions and argues about the central role held by reputation within this context, offering a comprehensive interpretation of the digital transformation of knowledge work. The book shows how digital technologies are not simply intermediating productive and organizational processes, allowing new ways for supply and demand to meet, but actually enable the diffusion of cultural conceptions of work and value that promise to become the new standard of the industry.


organization freelance digitalization cultural conception supply social recruiting

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Gandini
    • 1
  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom

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