WORK2017 Conference 18.8.: Artificial Intelligence or a Migration Background Can Dictate a Person’s Position in the Labour Market

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On the final day of the WORK2017 conference, the discussion revolved around how technological systems and social structures influence people’s opportunities in working life. Today’s keynote speakers also explored how researchers can help reduce inequality. They spoke about automated hiring as well as migrant entrepreneurship.   Daniel Greene and Ifeoma Ajunwa: What’s in the black … Continued

Follow this week’s discussions at the international WORK2017 conference

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Tomorrow begins the three-day conference WORK2017, bringing together over three hundred researchers, decision-makers and business representatives to discuss the digital future of work and the economy at the Turku School of Economics. The SWiPE project is one of the main organisers of the WORK2017 conference.   The WORK2017 conference will provide an excellent opportunity to … Continued

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Futura Journal

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Futura Journal Special Issue: Education and future working life The WORK2017 conference, Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, the Turku Centre for Labour Studies and Futura journal will together publish a special issue on the theme: Education and future working life. Futura journal issue 2/2018 invites multidisciplinary approaches studying the relationship between … Continued

(Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations -Conference

(Mediated) Social Interaction in Groups, Networks and Organizations, 23-25 October 2017 Bi-annual meeting of Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) Division of ECREA ICSI Regional Conference is the 5th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Division of ECREA, European Communication Research and Education Association. The preliminary conference program is published (, and … Continued

Call for Papers: Telework 2017 Conference

Telework 2017 – Building Sustainable Work Ecosystems 5–6 October 2017 Turku, Finland Call for Papers Submission deadline: 1 August 2017 Welcome to the Telework 2017 –  22nd International Telework Academy (ITA) workshop. Telework 2017 is organized by University of Turku in cooperation with International Telework Academy and Baltic Region Healthy Cities Association. Succested topics: Telework trends … Continued

Value Co-Creation in Digital Era! Workshop 23 August and Webinar 24 August 2017

Workshop Time: 23 August 2017  at 9:00-16:00 Place: Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 B, Helsinki Registration: Participation is free of charge with limited seats available. Deadline for abstracts: We kindly invite you to submit an extended abstract (about 2000 words) by email The submission should contain authors’ names,  institutional affiliations and … Continued

Renewal is the key to our survival

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We live at a time in which the global forces of change challenge our societies, businesses and us as individuals to adapt. The main driving forces of change are globalization and digitalisation accelerated by automation, robotization and revolutions in technology. As a result, two pervasive shifts can be identified: the first, a transformation in work … Continued