Work in the Digital Economy: Sorting the Old from the New

52 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2016

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Gérard Valenduc

Fondation Travail-Université

Patricia Vendramin

Fondation Travail-Université

Date Written: April 26, 2016

Abstract

This paper sets out to analyse the digital economy and changes in work by sifting elements of continuity from others that are radically new.

Aspects examined are: genuinely new features encountered in the digital economy model; major instances of technological change observable in the working environment; new forms of work in the digital economy; distance and employment relationships; challenges entailed in regulating a labour world shorn of its customary structures.

The study concludes with some considerations on the meaning of work in environments characterised by an increasing interplay of the virtual and the real.

Keywords: digitalisation; employment; future of work; technological change; work environment

Suggested Citation

Valenduc, Gérard and Vendramin, Patricia, Work in the Digital Economy: Sorting the Old from the New (April 26, 2016). ETUI Research Paper - Working Paper 2016.03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2770405 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2770405

Gérard Valenduc (Contact Author)

Fondation Travail-Université ( email )

Rue de l'Arsenal, 5
B-5000 Namur
Belgium

Patricia Vendramin

Fondation Travail-Université ( email )

Rue de l'Arsenal, 5
B-5000 Namur
Belgium

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