Teleworking and Globalisation

Huws U, Jagger N, O'Regan S | Report 358 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 1999

From homeworking, to international call-centres and offshore data processing, the introduction of new information and communications technologies is transforming both the nature of work, and where it is carried out, but traditional economic tools are poorly designed for measuring these new trends.

Drawing on extensive experience and comprehensive data analysis, IES researchers have developed an innovative new approach, making it possible for the first time to compare trends in teleworking and identify which countries are successfully attracting the new jobs, and which risk losing employment. This allows policy-makers to identify risks and opportunities and identify both competitors and potential collaborators in the new global information economy.