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.
Call for papers: Technological Innovation and the future of work: emerging aspects worldwide
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.
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 level, based on what is called “the four talks” of the Centenary, which revolve around the following thematic blocks: namely, “work and society”, “decent work for all”, “organisation of work and production” and “governance of work”. As is easy to see, the digital revolution which we are currently experiencing and which will become more pronounced in the coming years, can easily be included in any of those characteristics, since it is a cross-cutting topic which affects all areas of work, society, and life itself.
In view of the above, this international conference proposes to focus on topical issues of research so as to respond adequately to the enormous number of legal problems which could derive from these technological, social and labor profound changes currently taking place. The conference organizers invite all stakeholders and researchers to participate actively in the Santiago de Compostela (Spain) international conference on 5th and 6th April 2018.
Deadline for the submission of papers: February 25, 2018.
Barnard College, New York
Bank of England