Magazine 2 - The changing world of work
Today’s changes in the world of work are being shaped by the globalisation of economies and the unprecedented level of mobility of capital. International competition has led to considerable rivalry between the European Community regions in terms of preferential conditions offered for establishment of businesses. It is not so much the long-established internationalisation of economic relations that has such farreaching consequences for the shape of the world of work and industrial relations. It is more the new forms of corporate structure and organisation arising from the dynamics of internationalisation, often combined with technical advances and the introduction of new technology, which are having a direct impact on individual workplaces and workers.