Four new reports are now available
for downloading from the STAR web site:
of Online Services: The Dynamics of the Learning Experience from
Minitel to Internet"
France's evolution towards
the Information Society is marked by a specific history related
to the supply and use of the Minitel. This hybrid phenomenon
led to a bipolar nature of the French online spaces and contributes
to explaining the reality of France's backwardness in the adoption
of the Internet.
The global market for outsourced
information processing services is rapidly expanding and changing.
The aim of this report is to map the state-of-the-art of knowledge
relating to outsourcing practice and to provide insights on how
outsourcing is influencing the nature and level of employment,
and the accumulation of skills to support information processing
work in Europe.
of Information Processing Services: the implications of outsourcing
for employment and skills in Europe"
New institutional forms of
outsourcing practices are emerging to support the externalisation
of information processing services work. This report aims to
investigate the implications of these new forms for the distribution
of employment and skills within and between firms and countries
and to understand which management practices might ensure the
viability and sustainability of outsourcing arrangements.
Dynamics in Europe: Demand Scenarios and the Digital Divide"
The diffusion of the Internet
is strongly related not only to the technological opportunities
available in different countries, but also to the social and
economic context within which these opportunities can be exploited.
This report aims at identifying and interpreting the future patterns
of Internet diffusion among European countries by developing
a model that forecasts two alternative scenarios of Internet
access and usage in Europe.
As for all STAR reports, they
are available for free downloading upon registration. The executive
summary, instead, is available directly online (http://www.databank.it/star).
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