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Yiluyi Zeng


MS, Human Resources and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016)

This is her final year in the OHRM (Organisation and Human Resource Management) group and IRRU (Industrial Relation Research Unit) at the WBS Doctoral programme.

Research topic

My research focuses on the work experience of precarious workers and their relationships with clients. I am particularly interested in behaviours in both work and life domains that affect meaningful work experience. I also study the labour process of independent workers and exploitation in the gig economy. In addition, my research explores the differences in labour relations between independent workers and clients through cross-cultural comparison, particularly in regions of East Asia and Europe.

Research interests

  • Meaningful work
  • Precarious work
  • Work and family
  • Comparative study


Shainaz Firfiray, Tina Kiefer

Guglielmo Meardi (external advisor)