Global Innovators: Navigating the Gig EconomySemester Course

Future Studies
Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Business, Entrepreneurship, Management
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2020.
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

The so-called gig economy – characterized by temporary, flexible jobs – is one of the biggest current trends to affect the workplace and has the potential to change how we stitch together our careers. What is the gig economy and the shape of the future workplace – its opportunities and challenges? What skills and mindsets are required to navigate it? How can you profit from your passion? In this course, we take a deep dive into the vibrant and mostly thriving community of young contract workers in Stockholm who have embraced the gig economy with gusto. We examine the opportunities and challenges faced by nontraditional workers in various industries in Sweden and beyond – and explore how business culture is changing to adapt to the new landscape in the market for talent.