Florian Butollo

Florian Butollo is head of the research group “Working in Highly-Automated, Digital-Hybrid Processes” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. He is expert and advisor for the German parliament’s enquete commission on the social impact of artificial intelligence. He holds a Ph.D. from the Goethe University Frankfurt (2014). Before the assignment in Berlin, he worked at the department of Labor, Industrial and Economic Sociology at the University of Jena and at the department of sociology at the University of Basel. His research interests include digitalization and labor, working conditions in global production networks, and the transformation of the Chinese capitalism. His recent research projects focus on the impact of digitalization on supply chains and working conditions. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and has authored books in particular on the changing worlds of work in China. His book The End of Cheap Labour? (Campus) was awarded the Jörg Huffschmid prize.

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