Ove K. Pedersen publishes with Nikolaj Lubanski and Søren Kaj Andersen:

De nordiske lands konkurrencedygtighed – fra flexicurity til mobication

 
08/08/2011

De nordiske lands konkurrencedygtighed – fra flexicurity til mobication

Ove K. Pedersen publishes with Nikolaj Lubanski and Søren Kaj Andersen: De nordiske lands konkurrencedygtighed – fra flexicurity til mobication

Conditions for production, services and employment are changing. Much attention has been focused on the economic crisis triggered by the financial crisis, and there are of course good reasons to address the economic problems and loss of jobs generated by the crisis. However, in the long run the biggest challenge might not be cyclical crises but structural changes.

Four major structural changes can be identified: 1) a new international division of labour (due to the strong economic growth out-side the U.S. and Europe); 2) a continuous introduction of new technologies and subsequently a new organization of work; 3) demographic changes and 4) a climate change agenda which creates new and different perspectives for growth and employment.

These mega-trends will have an influence on future job opportunities in the Nordic countries. In other words, the financial crisis and the subsequent employment crisis have created new challenges in the short term, but long-term consequences of the structural changes ought to be prioritized by politicians and re-searchers.

Ove K. Pedersen, Nikolaj Lubanski and Søren Kaj Andersen: De nordiske lands konkurrencedygtighed – fra flexicurity til mobication, TemaNord 2011:541, Nordisk Ministerråd, København.

 

 

Sidst opdateret: Department of Business and Politics // 13/03/2013