Digital Economy USRG

Work Futures in the Digital Economy

Date: 22.03.2012 - 23.03.2012

Location: Chilworth Manor

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Southampton University’s Work Futures USRG is hosting a two day symposium, March 22-23 2012, in collaboration with the Digital Economy USRG. The event will draw together some of the leading researchers in this field, from across a range of disciplines including Management, Sociology, Computer Science and Education.

  • How is the digital economy changing working lives and work organizations?
  • What kinds of education and skills are valuable in the digital economy?
  • How is the local, national and global organization of work changing with or in response to digital technologies?
  • What do careers look like in the digital economy?
  • How are digital business models and modes of service delivery shaping new kinds of work and organization?
  • Who is gaining and losing from the digitization of work?
  • How/can governments and policy makers support a fair and vibrant digital economy for all?

These questions cut across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. This symposium draws together expertise across these boundaries.