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Changes in work in Europe. Fragmentation? The future of work in Europe in a global economy. 6FP – Citizens and Governance in the KBS. 2.1.3 Changes in work in the knowledge society. HIVA-K.U.LEUVEN - Belgium FORBA – Austria LONDONMET - UK FTU  – Belgium UPSPS  – Greece

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Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

Changes in work in Europe

Fragmentation? The future of work in Europe in a global economy

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

6FP – Citizens and Governance in the KBS

2.1.3 Changes in work in the knowledge society

HIVA-K.U.LEUVEN - Belgium

FORBA – Austria LONDONMET- UK

FTU –BelgiumUPSPS – Greece

UT – NetherlandsUESSEX - UK

ISB –HungaryISF MUNCHEN - Germany

FZK – GermanyIET –Portugal

IRES - ItalySINTEF - Norway

ATK– SwedenCEE-CNRS – France

IS - BulgariaAMI - Denmark

IT

Logistics

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008

Austria Belgium Bulgaria Denmark France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Netherlands Norway Portugal Sweden UK


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

Empirical data: the WORKS project

  • WORKS research

  • 58 organisational case studies:

    • Selected out of matrix combining: (5)business functionsX(5) sectorsX(13)countries

    • Restructuring event past 5 years

    • Workplace level interviews

  • 30 occupational case studies

    • Occupational groups in the business function

  • Analysis of EU databases from establishment and employee surveys:

    • CLFS, EWCS, CHP

    • EU and national establishment surveys

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

1. Corporate strategies in value chain restructuring

  • Speed

  • Innovation

  • Innovating companies and the learning organisation

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

1. Corporate strategies in value chain restructuring

  • 1. Counteracted by:

    • Competition

    • Speed

    • Knowledge codification

  • 2. Next to restructuring, there is

    • Standardisation

    • Formalisation

    • rationalisation

  • 3. Survey data show:

  • Jobs offer less learning opportunities

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

2. Flexibility in value chain restructuring

  • Economic challenge: flexible organisations

  • Social challenge: employment/income security

  • Educational challenge: life-long learning

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

2. Flexicurity in value chain restructuring

  • Flexibility

  • Flexibilisation of contracts along the chain

  • Flexibilisation of working time

  • Fragmentation of working conditions and employment security along the chain

  • Growing inequalities

  • Growing pressure

  • Job stability >< feelings of insecurity

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

2. Flexicurity in value chain restructuring

  • 2. Employability

  • Skill mismatches and overqualification

  • Varieties of national, industry and company-based regulation

  • Eroding or non-existent VET structures

  • The individual and the company

  • Some germs of new VET coordination

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

3. EU heterogeneity

  • A lot of typologies and classifications

  • A lot of clustering problems

  • In the changes and the responses

    • National similarities but not consistent

    • What is ‘a country’

    • Always exceptions to the rule

    • How similar countries have to be?

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


Fragmentation the future of work in europe in a global economy

3. EU heterogeneity

Varieties show that options and choices are to be made...

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008


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