New power shifts as a result of digitalisation:
The effects of the digital economy on the fundamental economy – scope of options for trade unions

The project investigates and discusses the ongoing and possible shifts during the course of digitalisation. The logic of globally dominant digital companies underpins and influences the logic of established companies in other sectors of the economy, including manufacturing. This impacts established social institutions for regulating and protecting revenue and employment – among others, employer and employee organisations, management and works councils as well as political associations come under pressure. How can trade unions re-position themselves in labour policy?

The aim of the project is to describe and discuss the social power shifts caused by digitalisation and to understand the effects on established companies.

The results are expected in autumn 2020.