EMERGENCE PROJECT SURVEY
launched under the combined efforts of CATA and the Canadian
project leaders for EMERGENCE – an international group
formed to investigate the quality and describe the characteristics
of telemediated jobs that are relocating between Canada,
Asia and Europe, was originally targeting the North American
and European markets. Read More. . .
PROJECT WINS ROCKEFELLER GRANT
Penny Gurstein, the PI of EMERGENCE Canada, has won a grant
from the Rockefeller Foundation to organize a workshop, "Mapping
the Global Dimensions of Telemediated Employment Relocation,"
at the Foundation's Study and Conference Center in Bellagio,
Italy from December 8 to 14, 2004.
will bring together an international team of researchers who
are investigating the global dimensions of telemediated employment
relocation. Employment relocation has become a significant
factor in corporate strategies and government economic policies
but few studies have significantly looked at its global dimensions.
Under the term 'offshoring' it has also attracted considerable
media interest and become a topic of mainstream public concern.
the interdisciplinary, international EMERGENCE (Estimation
and Mapping of Employment Relocation in a Global Economy in
the New Communications Environment) research team has conducted
over 150 case studies within companies in 18 different European
countries, Australia, Canada, United States, and Asia in relation
to the global outsourcing and work relocation patterns that
are emerging as a result of information communication technologies.
Given that similar research protocols have been followed in
all the cases the potential for transnational research is
significant. The purpose of the international EMERGENCE team
meeting is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between
the international partners and integrate the global findings
for the purposes of publication and in hosting an international
conference in the Spring of 2006.
is comprised of participants from 8 different countries, 8
different disciplines, with each team presenting their research
findings and major themes. Participants will contribute to
a discussion on the regional differences and implications
of changing work patterns for developing and developed nations
as they participate in the global economy.
the weekend of September 18 - 21, EMERGENCE Canada held a
workshop in Vancouver, BC entitled, Work, Information Technology
and Restructuring in the Canadian Context. The aim of
the workshop was to bring together researchers from across
Canada and around the world to discuss the future direction
of the EMERGENCE Canada project, share resources and research
findings and to identify potential case studies for further
more information on the EMERGENCE Workshop including presentation