Work Beyond Boundaries:
An International Conference on Tele-mediated Employment and its Implications for Urban Communities

15th - 17th June 2006, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Who are the winners and losers in the electronic relocation of business functions across the globe? As computerization has permeated all sectors of the economy and almost every business function, the definition of the traditional workplace is changing profoundly. These changes are breaking down the traditional dimensions of time and space that define what is, or is not, a 'firm', a 'workplace' or a 'job'. Regional development and urban space is becoming more fluid as work becomes ‘footloose.’

EMERGENCE Canada is a Canadian Government SSHRC-funded project through Industry Canada's, Initiative on the New Economy program that investigates the impact that information and communications technologies have on the changing nature of work in the new economy. In particular it investigates outsourcing of telemediated employment or 'e-work' between firms within Canada and between Canada and the rest of the world.

  • Join keynote speakers to gain a critical perspective on the issues confronting communities and individuals
  • “Work Beyond Boundaries” is an opportunity for a critical dialogue between academics, policy makers, business and labour representatives

    See call for papers!