PhD defence: Timothy Charlton-Czaplicki

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 14:00 to 16:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Timothy Charlton-Czaplicki has submitted his thesis entitled:


Arendt in the Platformised World:

Labour, Work and Action on Digital Platforms


Research on the future of work on digital platforms is predominantly focused on economic factors, revealing little about how a transformation of our basic activities affects political life. This dissertation draws on Arendt’s political theory to investigate this connection by mapping the impact of platformisation on human activity—labour, work and action—along three empirical analyses: a sequence analysis of gig workers’ careers, a topic model of remote gig workers’ discourse and a qualitative content analysis of open source intelligence and investigation communities on social platforms. The findings suggest that platformisation both inhibits and enables political life by undermining the quality of the work process and allowing for new platform-enabled forms of hybrid work-action.


Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Attila Márton

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School


Secondary Supervisor:

Assistant Professor Philipp Hukal

Department of Digitalization

Copenhagen Business School



Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Daniel Hardt (Chair)

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Copenhagen Business School


Junior Professor Armin Beverungen

Leuphana, University of Lüneburg

Sociology and cultural organization


Associate Professor Elena Parmiggiani

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Computer Science


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The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the Atrium.

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CBS PhD School


5 September 2023


14:00 – 16:00


Copenhagen Business School
Kilen, Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: KL1.43 (first floor)

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