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ERIC Number: ED470779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85184-322-1
E-Work in Ireland. IES Report.
Bates, P.; Bertin, I.; Huws, U.
Electronic work (E-work) in Ireland was examined through a comparison of survey results from 301 Irish companies with 50 or more employees with averages for the 18 European countries, including 62 in the knowledge sector, and a subsequent survey of 100 smaller companies. Findings from other Irish surveys examining e-work were also considered. Compared with the rest of Europe, supply and demand for e-work in Ireland proved modest. However, Ireland showed strong levels of supply of e-work by small firms. Smaller Irish companies were more likely to use fully home-based e-workers, whereas larger companies were more likely to use multilocational e-workers (workers who alternate between home and office or work from multiple locations). The demand for e-work that is outsourced to individuals who are not employees ("e-lancers") is also lower than in the other countries examined (8% versus 15%). The demand for e-workers located in back offices or telecottages in Ireland is well below the European average, as is the level of e-work outsourced to companies. It was concluded that individual forms of e-working will likely grow faster than in some other European countries. (Forty-nine tables/figures are included. Eight supplementary tables and summaries of the results of four other Irish surveys on demand for e-work are appended.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Ireland