ILO's Network on Future of Work

It is vital that the future of work debates should be based on the indepth research and analysis available around the globe. The Future of Work Network as a global knowledge centre aims to share information with and learn from other leading thinkers and their work on the future of work and thus help the constituents of the ILO shape a more inclusive, fair and greener world of work.

Network research and analysis

  1. Review

    Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices

    This independent review considers the implications of new forms of work on worker rights and responsibilities, as well as on employer freedoms and obligations. It sets out 7 principles to address the challenges facing the UK labour market.

  1. Paper

    Psychology and the International Labor Organization: The Role of Psychology in the Decent Work Agenda

    By David Blustein, Jonas Masdonati, Jérôme Rossier

    The ILO has a century-long tradition of working on the psychology of work and is now faced with new and growing challenges as the world work is undergoing far-reaching changes. This short note discusses how ILO can benefit from recent psychosocial studies.

  2. Report

    The zombie robot argument lurches on

    By Lawrence Mishel and Josh Bivens, from the Economic Policy Institute

    Recently launched report finds there is no evidence that automation leads to joblessness or inequality

  3. Working paper

    Digital Start-Ups in the Global South: Embeddedness, Digitality and Peripherality in Latin America

    By Richard Heeks, University of Manchester

    There is debate about the extent to which digital activity is embedded or disembedded from various aspects of its context including place, institutions and networks. This paper analyses this issue while providing an interview- and observation-based research study of digital start-ups in the four largest Latin American economies.

  4. Article

    Robots, Universal Basic Income, and the Welfare State

    By Rick McGahey, Institute for New Economic Thinking

    Evidence thus far questions the assumption that robotics are eliminating jobs. Author Rick McGahey says the universal basic income debate should focus on the long-term weakening of labor’s bargaining power

Network members

  1. Barba, Francisco. University of Huelva

  2. Bortz, Pablo. Universidad Nacional de San Martín.

  3. Blustein, David. Boston College.

  4. Blohm, Ivo. University of St Gallen.

  5. Bosch, Gerhard. Duisburg-Essen University.

  6. Calvão, Filipe. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

  7. Chang, Jiyeun. Korea Labor Institute.

  8. Chicha, Marie-Thérèse. Université de Montréal.

  9. Dewan, Sabina. Just Jobs Network

  10. Dølvik, Jon Erik. Fafo.

  11. Drahokoupil, Jan. European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

  12. Duval, Romain. International Monetary Fund.

  13. Foden, David. Eurofound.

  14. Gahan, Peter. Centre for Workplace Leadership, University of Melbourne

  15. Ghosh, Jayati. Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  16. Heeks, Richard. University of ManchesterDevelopment Implications of Digital Economies (DIODE) Strategic Research Network

  17. Herrera, Gioconda. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales Sede Ecuador

  18. Jackson, Tim. University of Surrey , Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

  19. Lee, Keun. Soeul National University

  20. Manning, Alan. London School of Economics

  21. Masdonati, Jonas. University of Lausanne.

  22. Méda, Dominique. Université Paris-Dauphine

  23. McGahey, Rick. Institute for New Economic Thinking

  24. Mundlak, Guy. Tel Aviv University

  25. Murunga, Godwin. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa

  26. Nicholles, Natalie. Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

  27. Pais, Ivana. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  28. Pardi, Tommaso. ENS Cachan, GERPISA

  29. Puyana Mutis, Alicia. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Sede Académica de México.

  30. Quick, Annie. New Economics Foundation.

  31. Quintero Lima, María Gema. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  32. Robalino, David. World Bank Group

  33. Sen, Gita. Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity & Social Determinants of Health, Public Health Foundation of India

  34. Sharif, Raed M. Canada’s International Development Research Centre.

  35. Sholkamy, Hania. Social Research Centre, American University in Cairo

  36. Snower, Dennis J. The Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

  37. Supiot, Alain. Collège de France, Paris

  38. Sugeno, Kazuo. Japan Institute for Labour Policy .

  39. Suzuki, Akira. Ohara Institute for Social Research, Hosei University.

  40. Stewart, James. Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation, Edinburgh Living Lab, University of Edinburgh. 

  41. Tijdens, Kea. Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour studies (AIAS), University of Amsterdam

  42. Tsikata, Dzodzi. Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana

  43. Tutov, Leonid. Moscow State University.

  44. Webster, Edward. Society, Work and Development Institute (SWOP), University of Witwatersrand

  45. Yeldan, Erinç. Bilkent University

  46. Zotova, Elena. Analytical Center for the Gov. of the Russian Federation