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Working in Ireland Symposium

Below is the agenda of the Working in Ireland Symposium which was held in
Trinity College Dublin on the 1st of July 2003.

0900 - 0915 Registration
0915 - 0930
Symposium Opening: Professor Robert Holton, Head of Sociology Department, Trinity College Dublin.

Introduction: Professor James Wickham, Employment Research Centre, Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin.
0930 - 1100

Session 1: Up, Down and Outskilling

'The Changing Role of Skills and Education in the Irish Workplace', Dr. Catherine Kavanagh and Aine McDonagh, Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, Forfas.

'The Labour Process Revisited: Training, Skill, Control and the Culture of the Customer in the Retail Industry. A Case Study', Tony Cunningham, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth.

'Not-working in Ireland', Claire Murphy, HRM Research Centre, Graduate Centre for Business, University of Limerick.

1100 - 1130 Coffee break
1130 - 1300

Session 2: Software, Hardworking?

'Women's Occupational Roles, ICT and the 'Information Society':Definitions of Women's Work and Gender Identity', Carol McKeogh and Paschal Preston, SteM Research Centre, Dublin City University.

'Women's Presence in Innovative Organisations: Evidence from the Irish IT Sector', Dr. Lidia Greco, Employment Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

'The Myth of the Long Hours Worker in the Irish IT Sector', Aileen Carroll, Employment Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.
1300 - 1430 Lunch
1430 - 1600

Session 3: Family Friendly Working?

'Developing Indicators of Work-Life Balance: A Comparative Study of Working Parents in Ireland, France, Italy and Denmark', Margret Fine-Davis, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin.

'A Parent and a Worker: Is It Really Different for Fathers?', Gráinne Collins and Josephine Browne, Employment Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

'Evaluation of Policies in Relation to the Division of Unpaid and Paid Work Between Men and Women in Ireland', Dr. Valerie Richardson, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University College Dublin.

1630 - 1800

Session 4: Mobile Workers, Mobile Companies

'AmeriMobility of Labour in the Cross Border Context', Geoff Mac Enroe, IBEC-CBI Joint Business Council, EURES Cross Border Partnership.

'American Multinational Subsidiaries in Ireland: Changing the Nature of the Employment Relationship', David Collings, Department of Personnel and Employment Relations, University of Limerick.

'Are You Being Served? A Case Study of Migrant Workers in an Irish Town', Dr. Emre Isik and Tony Cunningham, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth.


Last updated: Jul 15 2011.