Industry 4.0 is a new economic approach that challenges Fordism and rigidly compartmentalized production sectors. This new model features more fluid organization in which both consumers and external factors might play a part. While highly-digitalized processes allow for mass customisation of products, a rethink of the way production is organized, as well as of working and business models, is needed.
Leeds Festival of Economics, Democracy and the Workplace
December 2017Bergamo, Italy
April 2018Santiago de Compostela, Spain
CIELO Laboral has launched a global initiative to study the Future of Work, inviting the Member States to undertake dialogues regarding the future of work at national levelBarnard College, New York
IZA and Barnard College are organizing the 2nd IZA Annual Workshop on Gender and Family Economics. The workshop will create a stimulating environment that will enable participants to engage in discussion of and receive valuable feedback on pressing issues in gender- and family-related research and policy.
May 2018Bank of England
The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organizing a conference on Gender and career progression, with a focus on issues specific to finance, economics, and central banks, to be held on May 14, 2018 at the Bank of England. Governor Mark Carney (Bank of England) will provide opening remarks, and Dr. Brian Bell will be giving a keynote speech.
June 2018Berlin, Germany
The IZA will hold a World Labor Conference, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IZA, in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 2018. There will be 8 sets of two-hour parallel sessions, with each of the 48 sessions containing four papers. In addition, there will be: One plenary session each day with a keynote address, one by Francine Blau (Cornell University and IZA) and one by Chris Pissarides (London School of Economics and IZA); and a ceremonial dinner on the evening of June 28, at which the biennial IZA Prize in Labor Economics will be presented.
July 2018BEIS Conference Centre, Westminster, London
The conference will focus on employer engagement in education and training, vocational education and how these relate to the Government’s plans for increasing social mobility, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labor market post-Brexit. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to vocational education and training and employer engagement internationally.
Workplace democracy has been the subject of sustained policy interest in the UK and worldwide.
Planned for the 4th and 5th of May 2017 and organised by the WPART project and Leeds University Business School, the Festival will bring together leading academic scholars, researchers, practitioners, students, and members of the general public interested in different forms of workplace democracy, including employee-owned firms, cooperatives, employee representation, and other emerging organisational models.
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As part of the festival, there will be an academic workshop on workplace democracy, employee participation and emerging organizational models. The workshop will take place on the 4th of May and its program is available here: http://wpart-project.eu/workshop/
The aim of the event is to increase public awareness of the wealth of research being conducted in this area in Economics and Management, in dialogue with other disciplines and with the policy community. The Festival is supported by Royal Economic Society and Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Barnard College, New York