ERIC Number: ED477385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
EWork in Southern Europe. IES Report.
Altieri, G.; Birindelli, L.; Bracaglia, P.; Tartaglione, C.; Albarracin, D.; Vaquero, J.; Fissamber, V.
Part of the EMERGENCE project to measure and map employment relocation in a global economy in the new communications environment, this report on eWork in southern Europe (SE) combines results of a European employer survey, case studies, and data from other sources. Chapter 1 analyzes national and sector dimensions. Chapter 2 studies eWork practice in SE countries--Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. Comparative analysis of eWork variables is used to outline country profiles and identify similarities and differences in operative behavior. Chapters 3 and 5-7 focus on eWork and information and communication technology in individual countries. Chapter 4 concerns general dynamics of employment relocation in the Iberian Peninsula. General findings are the following: (1) SE context (except Portugal) demonstrates a diffusion of eWork higher than the European average, a result balanced both for sector and company size; (2) eWork is most prevalent in software and creative activities; (3) the most commonly found form of eWork is outsourced eServices; (4) the high propensity to outsource explains the relatively high diffusion of eWork; (5) eOutsourcing's objective is to exploit technical specialization to get a higher quality; (6) when operating mostly in an adjacent geographical area, contractor companies do not resort to eOutsourcing due to a radically different cost structure; and (7) when seeking suppliers for outsourced eServices, a minority of companies turn to foreign partners. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Text, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Information Services, Information Technology, Job Development, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Development, Teleworking, Use Studies, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Europe; Greece; Italy; Portugal; Spain