New EADI Webinar: Digital Work in the Global South: A Chance for Transformative Development? 10 June, 15.00 CET

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10 Jun 2020

In this webinar, Jana Kleibert will discuss her research on the opportunities and limitations of economic development models that build upon creating employment in information-technology enabled services.

Drawing on the experiences of the Philippines, India and Kenya, she discusses the socio-spatial implications for economic development resulting for places that insert themselves into digitally-transmitted global production networks. She unravels some broader trends and structures that have enabled employment generation in particular historical moments and places. Moreover, her talk reveals how the sector based on constant restructuring presents a challenge for achieving transformative economic development.

Dr Jana Kleibert is an economic geographer. Her research interests connect economic, urban and development geography and focuses on contemporary processes of globalisation, global production networks and their socio-spatial expressions. She leads a Research Group at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS) and teaches at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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