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Estimation and Mapping of Employment Relocation in a Global Economy in the New Communications Environment

Objective

The EMERGENCE project aims to provide reliable information both qualitative and quantitative, on delocalised telemediated work. An interdisciplinary team (plus associates in North America and Australasia) will carry out a statistical overview, develop analytical models, conduct an international survey and carry out a comparative case study to map, quantify and forecast the new international division of labour in information processing. It will make recommendations to official statistical bodies. It will dissemination information interactively, for use as a resource for research, benchmarking against global comparators, regional development, employment creation, equal opportunities and other policies.

Work description:
The EMERGENCE project aims to provide reliable information both qualitative and quantitative, on delocalised telemediated work. An interdisciplinary team (plus associates in North America and Australasia) will carry out a statistical overview, develop analytical models, conduct an international survey and carry out a comparative case studies to map, quantify and forecast the new international division of labour in information processing. It will make recommendations to official statistical bodies. It will dissemination information interactively, for use as a resource for research, benchmarking against global comparators, regional development, employment creation, equal opportunities and other policies.

The work includes:
a critical overview of the changing division of labour;
an international survey of about 8000 employers in 15 EU countries and 3 EU applicant countries, (with a further approximately 2,000 in North America and Australasia);
development of research instruments for comparative analysis of case studies in an international context;
60 case studies of relocated telemediated employment, both in "source" areas and "destination" ones;
analysis of results, including their implications for social exclusion and marginalisation, for gender equality, for supply and demand for skills and for regional development;
development of analytical models;
development of economic development toolkit for use at a regional level;
development of an interrogable database and web-site for dissemination of results to researchers, social partners and policy makers, and a variety of other dissemination activities including seminars, workshops and presentations.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT STUDIES
Address
Mantell Building, University Of Sussex
BN1 9RF Brighton
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Faculty Of Business, Pearson Street
Churchlands 6018, Western Australia
FORSCHUNGS- UND BERATUNGSSTELLE ARBEITSWELT -
Austria
Address
Aspernbrueckengasse 4/5
1020 Wien
HANDELSHOEGSKOLAN, INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Saltmatgaten 13-17
113 83 Stockholm
HOGER INSTITUUT VOOR DE ARBEID
Belgium
Address
E. Van Evenstraat 2E
3000 Leuven
HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY
Hungary
Address
Uri U. 49
1014 Budapest
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE ECONOMICHE E SOCIALI - IRES
Italy
Address
Via S.teresa 23
00198 Roma
NOP BUSINESS RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road
SE1 9UL London
SIMON FRAZER UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
Simon Frazer University
V5A 1A6 Burnaby, British Columbia