Likert Award Winner: Lindsey Cameron, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

The Good Bad Job: Autonomy and Control in the Algorithmic Workplace
Lindsey Cameron


Winter 2020
Lecture Time: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Lecture Location: 
R0220 Ross School of Business

Recording & Additional Notes

Lindsey D. Cameron is an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School. Her research focuses on how changes in the modern workplace (e.g., algorithms/machine learning, short-term employment contracts, variable pay) affect work and workers. She recently completed a three-year ethnography of the largest employer in the gig economy, the ride-hailing industry, exploring how algorithms are fundamentally reshaping the nature of managerial control and how workers navigate the workplace. Her research program is motivated by identifying and understanding how these changes affect how work is being organized and experienced by workers in positive, negative, and neutral ways.

In her prior career, Lindsey spent over a decade in the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic communities as a technical and political analyst and completed several overseas assignments in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of Michigan, MS in Engineering Management from the George Washington University, and an SB from Harvard University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She also studied Arabic intensively at the American University of Cairo.

Reading List

Recent publications:

Hafenbrack, A., Cameron, L., Spreitzer, G., Noval, L., Zhang, C. & Shaffakat, S.. (2019) Helping Others by
Being in the Present Moment: Mindfulness and Prosocial Behavior at Work. Organizational Behavior and Human
Decision Processes Publication date: 2019-09-01 ISSN: 0749-5978

Cameron, L., Garrett, L.E, Spreitzer, G.M. (2019) Contingent, Contract, and Alternative Work Arrangements.
Oxford Bibliographies in Management. Ed. Ricky Griffin. New York: Oxford University Press

Kamaswaren, V., Cameron, L., Dillahunt, T. (2018) Support for Social and Cultural Capital Development in Realtime
Ridesharing Services. Computer-Human Interactions. CHI 2018: ACM Conference on Human Factors in
Computing Systems.

Spreitzer, G.M., Cameron, L., & Garrett, L.E. (2017). Alternative Work Arrangements: Two Images of the New
World of Work. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4: 473-499.