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Flexible working, the way of the future?

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Flexible working is increasing becoming the new norm in terms of how we manage our work and private lives. But we also see a stall in its take up, with working culture and flexibility stigma mentioned as some of the key causes. Further, what are some of the other consequences of flexible working, for example on work intensity, wages, gender equality?

This workshop brings internationally renowned scholars from across different disciplines - e.g., economics, sociology, business, organisational studies - and across the world - such as the US, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, to discuss key emerging themes surrounding flexible working.

The workshop is free and open to everyone who is interested in the current debates surrounding fleixble working - such as, academics, policy makers, practioners, employee organisations, employers and the general public.

Each panel will include a policy stakeholder to ensure a more policy oriented discussion.

This workshop is a part of the final dissemination project of the ESRC funded Work Autonomy, Flexibility, and Work-Life Balance project led by Dr. Heejung Chung, based at the University of Kent. It aims to feed into the policy conference to be held at LSE on the 23rd of May :Click here for more information

For more about the project, please visit : http://www.wafproject.org

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10:00 Registration/coffee
10:30 Opening/welcome and introduction to the day

10:40 Flexible working and the importance of workplace culture

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Flexible working and gender equality

14:20 Coffee

14:40 Flexible working and unintended consequences

16:00 Coffee/Tea break

16:15 Roundtable discussion: Future of flexible working - research and policy agendas

17:00 Closing

Speakers include:

  • Heejung Chung (PI of the WAF project, University of Kent, UK)

  • Jennifer Swanberg (University of Maryland, US)

  • Lonnie Golden (Penn State University, US)

  • Jaesung Kim (University of Chicago, US)

  • Yvonne Lott (Hans Boeckler Stiftung, Germany)

  • Laura Den Dulk (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

  • Pascale Peters (Radbound University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

  • Clare Kelliher (Cranfield Business School, UK)

  • Mariska van der Horst (University of Kent, UK)

  • Sarra Ben Yamed (Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany)

  • Jon Messenger (International Labor Organisation)
  • Oscar Vargas (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions)
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