Stefan Kirchner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social Sciences at the University Hamburg. His research interests cover the international comparison of job quality and the transformation of economic processes. In his current research, he investigates the diffusion of digital technologies in different societal areas. He is especially interested in the transformative effects of digital technology for working conditions and the organization of markets. His most recent research highlights that market organizers modify digital markets and reshape the ways goods and services are exchanged. His work also emphasizes how this in turn reconfigures working conditions and opportunities for regulation. He published his work in journals such as the International Journal of Manpower, Zeitschrift für Soziologie and Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie.