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ERIC Number: ED477385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85184-323-X
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Europe; Greece; Italy; Portugal; Spain