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The future of work: increasing reach through mobile technology

Laura Greene and Ivanka. Mamic

ILO Working Papers from International Labour Organization

Abstract: The world of work is changing. A major factor contributing to this is the proliferation of information and communication technologies, with mobile technology playing a central role. More and more people are able to access the Internet through their mobile devices. This has empowered them to work from anywhere but it has also led to the decline of traditional forms of employment. In the broader development context, mobile technology has been used extensively to reach beneficiaries and target audiences. Overall, this presents organizations with a challenge but also an opportunity to adapt projects and interventions to new technologies. This paper outlines technological and institutional hurdles related to the future uptake and implementation of mobile technology platforms and the use of mobile technology as a means of outreach.

Keywords: choice of technology; information technology; social network; choix de technologie; technologie de l'information; réseau social; elección de tecnología; tecnología de la información; red social (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
Date: 2015
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Published in ILO Asia-Pacific working paper series

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