Understanding the Gap between National Labor Regulations and Restrictions vs. Crowdsourcing as a Possibility to Integrate Refugees Fast into Meaningful Labor

13 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2016 Last revised: 29 Sep 2016

Date Written: January 2, 2016

Abstract

The immigration crisis in Europe has motivated many to think about the solutions that can ensure that refugees access work easily. Upon reaching Europe, migrants from different parts of the world seek food, shelter, and work so that they can continue to provide for their families. Regardless of the reason for immigration, these are the most sought after needs by these people. It is important to consider important avenues that can provide work for refugees in Europe (Brunsden, 2014). One main idea that is worthy of evaluation is crowdsourcing.

By definition, crowdsourcing is the process of providing services, content or other needs through a group of people working towards the achievement of one objective (Andreas & Nora, 2012). It could also be seen as a strategy where tedious or detailed work is divided among many workers so that individual portions can be completed separately. One major characteristic of this approach is that it transcends geographic boundaries and time zones (Judy et al., 2012). Theoretically, refugees can be provided with work through this approach especially since most of them are young, and they possess the technology gadgets that are required to work over the internet.

Keywords: CrowdSourcing, CrowdFunding, Future of Work

Suggested Citation

Gebert, Michael, Understanding the Gap between National Labor Regulations and Restrictions vs. Crowdsourcing as a Possibility to Integrate Refugees Fast into Meaningful Labor (January 2, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2841696 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2841696

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