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

Seppo Poutanen as a guest blogger of the Academy of Finland

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Seppo Poutanen, the leader of the SWiPE consortium’s subproject in the University of Turku, wrote a blog text to the Academy of Finland’s guest blog. Poutanen discusses about the the effects of digitalisation on jobs, education and free time. With digitalisation the goal is to increase the efficiency and acceleration, but on the other hand it … Continued

Pekka Stenholm appointed as Associate Professor

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D.Sc,  Senior Researcher Pekka Stenholm has been appointed as Associate Professor in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics’ Pori Unit. He has been a researcher of SWiPE research project from the beginning of the project. Pekka has focused on researching the relationship between the early stage entrepreneurship and the … Continued

Highly educated experts utilize digital tools extensively

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A recent study, Asiantuntijatyö alustatalouden aikakaudella (Expert work on the era of the platform economy), conducted by the SWiPE research project, explored how digitalisation of work and growth of platform economy and the challenges and opportunities they bring, are reflected in the work of highly educated Akava members who do expert work. The survey material was … Continued

Recent research on expert work on the era of platform economy: The members of Akava believe the digitalisation has a positive effect on their labour market position

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Recent research shows that higher education professionals are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digitalisation and technological development. Digitalisation and technological development are not believed to reduce the workload of the experts. However, working on platforms and providing their own expertise on platforms remains limited. The development of competence is often done on one’s … Continued