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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

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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

UT – Netherlands UESSEX - UK

ISB –Hungary ISF MUNCHEN - Germany

FZK – Germany IET –Portugal

IRES - Italy SINTEF - Norway

ATK– Sweden CEE-CNRS – France

IS - Bulgaria AMI - 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

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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

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1. Corporate strategies in value chain restructuring

  • Speed
  • Innovation
  • Innovating companies and the learning organisation

Monique Ramioul

WORKS conference

Rome, 8-9/10/2008

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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