Where will the jobs go in the cyberspace economy?

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 August 2000

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(2000), "Where will the jobs go in the cyberspace economy?", Education + Training, Vol. 42 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/et.2000.00442fab.007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Where will the jobs go in the cyberspace economy?

Where will the jobs go in the cyberspace economy?

Keywords Employment, Internet

In a global digital economy, information work can be sent and done anywhere, at any time. So who gets the jobs? The Institute for Employment Studies, based at the University of Sussex, is at the centre of a major international project to find out where the work is going, when and why. Project director Ursula Huws commented: "The knowledge industries are generally reckoned to be the most powerful motors of economic growth. Policymakers look to the emerging information-services sector as a source of new jobs. The question is, how can these new employment patterns be tracked? And how many of the new jobs will be located, and stay, in Europe?"

The study will examine the favoured sites for the new knowledge-based jobs, the areas at risk of losing employment, the criteria which will determine the choice of location and the trends in home-based and mobile teleworking. With core funding of 2.1 million euros from the EU Information Society Technologies programme, the three-year project will carry out research in 22 countries and develop a model for predicting future trends.

Partners in the study are from Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Canada and Australia. For further information telephone Ursula Huws: +44 20 7226 8411.