University of Tartu Pärnu college is organizing a high level virtual work meeting „Dynamics of Virtual Work“
University of Tartu Pärnu college is organizing from 16. to 19.09.2015 (Ringi 35, room 208) in co-operation with Horisont 2020 funded COST action plan „Dynamics of Virtual Work“ (COST Action IS1202) meeting of Working Groups, which covers topics about virtual work and digital possibilities of labor.
Technological change has transformed where people work, when and how. Digitization of information has altered labor processes out of all recognition whilst telecommunications have enabled jobs to be relocated globally. But ICTs have also enabled the creation of entirely new types of ‘digital’ or ‘virtual’ labor, both paid and unpaid, shifting the borderline between ‘play’ and ‘work’ and creating new types of unpaid labor connected with the consumption and co-creation of goods and services. This affects private life as well as transforming the nature of work and people experience the impacts differently depending on their gender, their age, where they live and what work they do.
Aspects of these changes have been studied separately by many different academic experts including sociologists, economists, geographers, political scientists, psychologists, organizational theorists and people working in such diverse fields as gender studies, management, innovation, development studies and industrial relations. With funding from the European Science Foundation’s COST programme, this Action brings together researchers from all these fields to compare results, survey the evidence and develop an understanding of how these changes in work take place and what their impacts are.
Among the participants, there are about 50 scientists from different European Union countries. The action plan is participated by more than 30 countries all over Europe, also as partners European University of Tirana from Albania, Toronto University from Canada, RMIT University and Western Sidney from Australia.
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