Forces shaping the future of work in a changing regional economy

Smidt, Michelle, Becker, Karen L., & Bradley, Lisa M. (2015) Forces shaping the future of work in a changing regional economy. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21(3), pp. 349-372.

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Abstract

This paper presents research which examined perceptions on the future of work in Queensland. It highlights the major drivers of change including: changing technology, demographics, increasing globalisation and economic shifts. Focus groups were conducted and findings show that Queensland businesses are acutely aware of the coming changes, but are less certain about how to respond. Current good practices plus recommendations for the future - particularly the lead role government and industry bodies need to play - are discussed. These recommendations will support Queensland businesses to thrive and adapt to the forces shaping work in this changing regional economy.

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ID Code: 91906
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Changing Employment, Human Capital, Focus Groups, Queensland
ISSN: 1324-0935
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association Incorporated
Deposited On: 17 Jan 2016 23:09
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 21:22

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