ERIC Number: ED477386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
EWork in EU Candidate Countries. IES Report.
Mako, Csaba.; Keszi, Roland.
Using data of an 18-country employer survey and facts of company case studies of the EMERGENCE project, a project illustrated diffusion of eWork in 3 these Central European countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland. Mainstream views of the transforming economies and various practices of generic business services were studied. Establishments surveyed in the post-socialist economies showed similarities and differences in their micro-institutional patterns compared to those in 15 European Union (EU) countries. Comparison of eWork diffusion indicated the following: (1) eWork was more widely used in the 3 newly associated states (NAS); (2) eWork diffusion was more balanced in the EU between medium and large firms than in the NAS; (3) eWork in the NAS was used more extensively in larger firms; (4) diffusion by sector showed its share in service sectors was higher than in primary and secondary industries, with differences greater in the NAS; ( 5) more business functions were kept in the organization in the NAS; and (6) outsourcing was more popular in the NAS. Company case studies gave insight into the complex processes of delocalization of eWork. Information and communication technology gave businesses of all sizes a tool to develop globally. NAS case studies illustrated the expansion type of eWork delocalization in company reorganizations and isolated company decisions. These two important dimensions of eWork delocalization were indicated in connection with NAS case studies: organizational changes and skill use. (Appendixes include 51 references and company data.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Text, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Information Services, Information Technology, Occupational Mobility, Organizational Development, Relocation, Technology Transfer, Teleworking
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Europe; European Union; Hungary; Poland