Work Intermediation Platforms: Examples Within 3 Basic Categories [PRO]

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In the PRO brief, “The Digital Evolution of the Contingent Workforce Supply Chain: A Simple Typology for Work Intermediation Platforms (Part 2B),” we developed a framework that defined WIPs in terms of three basic categories (marketplaces, service providers, private pools/networks) with further differentiation based on a few key attributes. We also unpacked/discussed these three basic categories and their variants in detail (if you have not read the brief, reading it will provide helpful background). However, this discussion was somewhat abstract, so in this brief we present and discuss a number of example WIPs that we would assign to one of the three categories — noting once again that some WIPs could be represented in more than one category.

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