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

Platform economy changes everything?

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Die Plattformökonomie ändert alles – Platform economy changes everything. This punchy line was written in one of Germany’s widely-read online magazines in February 2017. Actually, this sentence started the idea of writing my master’s thesis about platform economy and crowdwork platforms and how they are described in German online magazines. I remained to ponder the … Continued

Platform opportunities in unthought places

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The SWiPE project is as much about research as it is about delivering insights that are of use for Finnish businesses. My colleague Kaisa, for example, is working on the responsiveness of the Finnish education system to the emerging and future needs of Finnish industry. As a part-timer on SWiPE, my doctoral project has a … 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

Development of competences creates future

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Changes in working life challenge competences. We are emphasising this message with a common voice. Is this a new situation? Well, not exactly. The work has changed its shape throughout the history of mankind. Of course, the speed of change is now and will be on a whole new level, and this challenges us all. … 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