The Future of High-Skilled Workers

Regional Problems and Global Challenges

Authors: Kofler, I., Innerhofer, E., Marcher, A., Gruber, M., Pechlaner, H.

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  • Describes the main trends shaping the future of work in general including technology and demographic change
  • Offers points of reflections for practitioners and policy-makers
  • Identifies who are the high-skilled workers of tomorrow by outlining their profile in terms of qualifications, work prospects, migration and geographic mobility
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The nature of work is changing, due to demographic shifts, globalization, and digitization. Regional local labor markets are in global competition for (highly) qualified and specialized workers. At the same time, the workforce’s desire for flexibility and the increasing speed at which skill requirements are changing are producing disparities at the spatial, social, and economic levels.

This book discusses the global and local drivers behind these developments. It explores the factors which cause global inequalities between urban and rural areas, and highlights how cities, regions and countries attract these sought-after employees to address skills shortages. The book includes an in-depth case study on high-skilled workers in South Tyrol, Italy. No single academic discipline can adequately capture the dynamics of the future labor market, and the authors therefore take an interdisciplinary approach, combining insights from different disciplines. This book will be a valuable resource for policymakers, students and researchers seeking to understand the driving forces behind the ever-changing labor market and the future of high-skilled work.

About the authors

Ingrid Kofler is a sociologist. She is Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research in Bolzano, Italy. She has held Visiting Researcher positions at the 21st Century Global Dynamics initiative, the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, and at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany.

Elisa Innerhofer is a business economist and political scientist. She is Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research.

Anja Marcher is a geographer and researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research. She is also a Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna, Austria.

Mirjam Gruber is a political scientist. She is a researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research, and a PhD candidate at the University of Leipzig’s Institute of Political Science.

Harald Pechlaner is a business economist. He is Head of the Center for Advanced Studies at Eurac Research, and Professor of Tourism and Head of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of High-Skilled Workers
Book Subtitle
Regional Problems and Global Challenges
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42871-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42871-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-42870-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 106
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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