Call for abstracts to WORK2019 conference extended to 31 January

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​Due to several enquiries, the deadline for call for abstracts to WORK2019 conference is extended to 31 January 2019. The conference theme “Real Work in the Virtual World” hosts over 20 streams on work and working life research. Please visit www.work2019.fi for more information on the theme and the streams. More detailed information on the submission and the link to … Continued

Anne Kovalainen and Seppo Poutanen scholars at Harvard until the end of 2018

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Professor Anne Kovalainen and docent Seppo Poutanen from SWiPE have worked since August as visiting scholars at Harvard University in the United States. They were invited after an application process of the SCANCOR-Weatherhead partnership. Kovalainen and Poutanen work at the at Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). Their visit now lasts until the end … Continued

Multidisciplinary scientific journal Työelämän tutkimus 4/2018 has been published

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The latest issue of scientific journal Työelämän tutkimus, published by the Finnish Association of Work Life Research, is a special edition produced in cooperation with WORK2017 conference, Turku School of Economics, Turku Centre for Labour Studies and the Finnish Association of Work Life Research. The issue is thematically linked to digitalisation and platform economy as well … Continued

Laura Seppänen visited Yle’s morning TV programme

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SWiPE subproject leader, senior researcher Laura Seppänen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health visited Yle’s morning TV programme on Thursday 29 November 2018. The theme of the interview was digital labour market, but also SWiPE research project was presented. The digital labour transmission and the platform work in general were discussed. Also the research … Continued

SWiPE actively present at the Finnish Conference on Work Research

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The Finnish Conference on Work Research 2018 was organised at the University of Tampere in 1.-2.11.2018 for the fifteenth time. The conference is established, multidisciplinary and diversified meeting place for the researchers, developers, consultants and users of work life research information. The theme of this year’s conference was sustainable productivity and humane work. Laura Seppänen, … Continued

Upworkers in Finland report is published

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The Upworkers in Finland report, which was implemented as part of the SWiPE research project, has been published. Upwork is the largest digital platform for virtual human work in the world. In Finland, the transmission of work on digital platforms is still remote and part-time. In particular, the Upwork-users appreciate the independence of work. The … Continued

Futura journal’s special edition “Education and Future Working Life” published

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Futura journal’s special edition Education and Future Working Life 2/2018, implemented in cooperation with the WORK2017 Conference, has been published. The special edition presents the future of work on the basis of studies, including those presented at the WORK2017 conference. The feature issue brings together work and research on future of work from various disciplines. … Continued

WORK2019 Conference – Call for Abstracts open!

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The call for abstracts to WORK2019 Conference is now open! International, interdisciplinary WORK2019 conference will be happening in the Finlandia Hall and the National Museum of Finland, in Helsinki Finland on 14-16 August 2019. The conference is organized by SWIPE research consortium together with Turku Centre for Labor Studies, University of Turku and the Finnish … Continued