Smart-working and the organisation of labour: smart-working and internal labour markets. Overview report
Dominik Owczarek, Maciej Pańków
The report reviews the global research literature on the use of remote working, looking at issues such as the determinants of offering remote working by the employers to their employees, the impact on business efficiency and competitive position, working conditions and employee well-being, skills needs, social dialogue and unionisation, and the potential for the use of out-of-office work for different sectors or job types. A similar range of research problems is addressed in the second part of the report, which is a discussion of ten case studies conducted as part of the project "IRSmart: Industrial Relations for Smart-Workers in Smart Cities" in five countries (Poland, France Italy, Romania and Spain), covering companies and organisations offering their employees the opportunity to perform their duties off-site.