Impact of the economy 4.0 on working and employment conditions. A case study in two technological based companies Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2018

start page

  • 355

end page

  • 372

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 36

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1131-8635

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1988-2572

abstract

  • This paper aims to analyse, from a practical perspective, the changes on working conditions which arc now taking place in the companies that arc living closely the era of digitalization. In order to achieve this objective, it uses a methodological approach which integrates interdisciplinary analysis, both legal and sociological, and the so-called "case study". The main results highlight the success of educational system in providing basics skills, whereas public vocational training programs seems to be not so useful; the extremely flexible use of working time, which has clear negative effects on reconciliation; the extraordinarily high job rotation; and the lack of real effectiveness of some classical institutions, such as the indefinite contract or employees' representation.

keywords

  • digitalization; vocational training; working conditions; ict; working time; reconciliation of work and family life; wages