Changes in manufacturing occupations leading to fast growing regions

Evidence from the EU labour markets

  • Wed 22 Nov 17

    13:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Dr Mariachiara Barzotto

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Work, Organisation and Society

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

Centre for Work, Organisation and Society is delighted to welcome Dr Mariachiara Barzotto to our weekly research seminar series to present her paper, titled 'Changes in manufacturing occupations leading to fast growing regions. Evidence from the EU labour markets'.

Event abstract

New technologies and the hollowing out of manufacturing activities have had a great impact on the EU labour market: they have affected EU job demand, as well as the local and regional stock of competences, raising concerns over the sustainability of the EU competiveness longer term. Notwithstanding the importance and the related threats attributed to these changes, there is scant evidence of the composition of job profiles that are needed to sustain the economic performances of European regions. This study sheds light on what occupational mix a region should create to enhance its productivity. The paper empirically addresses this question by using regional data from the European Union Labour Force Survey and Eurostat regional statistics. The study provides suggestions on what would be effective skills development interventions, in terms of higher education and vocational education and training.

Speaker biography

Dr Mariachiara Barzotto obtained her PhD degree from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) in 2014. Before joining Essex Business School, Mariachiara worked as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Birmingham Business School, and as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She was also a visiting PhD student and research collaborator at Cass Business School, City University London. Her research interests and work experiences focus on skill development, with a particular emphasis on workforce development interventions to overcome skills gaps and imbalances.

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