ERIC Number: ED470779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Communications, Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Information Technology, Internet, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, National Surveys, Occupational Mobility, Occupations, Small Businesses, Tables (Data), Technological Advancement, Teleworking, Trend Analysis, Work Environment, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Ireland