EMERGENCE Canada Project
introduction of new information and communications technologies
have been accompanied by major shifts in the location of employment,
both within and between regions, and globally.
developments are leading to a new industrial geography, with
increasing regional specialisation in certain types of information
An International Conference on Tele-mediated Employment and its Implications
for Urban Communities: Vancouver 2006
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EMERGENCE Canada was a Canadian Government SSHRC-funded project
through Industry Canada's, Initiative on the New Economy
program that investigated the impact that information and
communications technologies have on the changing nature of
work in the new economy. In particular it investigated outsourcing
of telemediated employment or 'e-work' between firms within
Canada and between Canada and the rest of the world.
investigated forces propelling outsourcing trends internationally
and directed its research results to Canadian policy makers,
industry bodies and other organizations interested in the
economic and social implications of the new global economy.
goal of the project was to capture and document developments
in e-work practices through qualitative case studies in every
region in Canada as they reshape employment and industrial
patterns domestically and internationally.
information please please click the Project Details link above
or contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Penny Gurstein,
Associate Professor, SCARP and Faculty Research Associate,
Centre for Human Settlements, UBC at: 604-822-6065 or by e-mail
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