Digital Tools and Interest Organization in the Global South

Supervisor: Sabrina Zajak

Research Assistant: Christoph Sorg

Term: April 2020 - März 2022

Financing: Hans-Böckler Stiftung


Digitalization affects the organization of global supply chains. This also changes procedures and possibilities of transnational labour regulation. A new research project by the Institute for Development and Peace at University Duisburg-Essen (Dr. Christian Scheper, Dr. Carolina Vestena) and the Institute for Social Movements at Ruhr-University Bochum (Prof. Dr. Sabrina Zajak, Dr. Christoph Sorg) analyzes the impacts of digital tools for communication and participation in global value chains for workers in the Global South. Comparative case studies in the coffee and garment industries in India and Brazil explore new possibilities and pathways for mobilizing, organizing and participating. The project is funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung and is part of the research consortium "Economy of the Future": (in German only)