Lindsey Cameron

Lindsey Cameron
  • Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2027 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: algorithms, gig economy/future of work, contemporary careers, financial well-being, lower-skilled work, field research

Links: CV, Personal Website


Lindsey D. Cameron is an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School. Her research focuses on how changes in the modern workplace (e.g., algorithms/machine learning, short-term employment contracts, variable pay) affect work and workers. She recently completed a three-year ethnography of the largest employer in the gig economy, the ride-hailing industry, exploring how algorithms are fundamentally reshaping the nature of managerial control and how workers navigate the workplace. Her research program is motivated by identifying and understanding how these changes affect how work is being organized and experienced by workers in positive, negative, and neutral ways.

In her prior career, Lindsey spent over a decade in the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic communities as a technical and political analyst and completed several overseas assignments in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. She holds a PhD in Management from the University of Michigan, MS in Engineering Management from the George Washington University, and an SB from Harvard University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She also studied Arabic intensively at the American University of Cairo.

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Awards and Honors

  • Mack Institute Research Fellowship for Innovation Management, 2019
  • Center for Advanced Studies of the Behavioral Sciences Summer Institute, Stanford University, 2019
  • OMT Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Reviewer Award, 2019
  • Ruth and Gilbert Whitaker Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-2019
  • OB Doctoral Student Consortium, 2018
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018
  • Bouchet Honor Society, 2017


Latest Research

Lindsey Cameron, A. Hafenbrack, G. M. Spreitzer, L. Noval, C. Zhang, S. Shaffakat (2019), Helping Others by Being in the Present Moment: Mindfulness and Prosocial Behavior at Work,.
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Awards and Honors

Mack Institute Research Fellowship for Innovation Management 2019
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