What is the Impact of Globalisation on e-Skills?

A new report on the international dimension of ICT professionalism and the impact of globalisation on high-level e-skills requirements has just been published. The research found that off-shoring is no longer driven by cost reduction goals as offshore operations have increasingly taken on more complex operations.

E-leadership skills have been identified as one of the top skills that are most likely to remain ‘onshore’, while coding and app building are among the ICT skills most likely to be off-shored in the future. The research also investigated how the automation of some knowledge intensive work is affecting skills and employment.

A final report and an executive summary brochure (in all EU languages) have been produced to read further findings on:

  • The e-Skills and ICT professionalism landscape
  • Technological, micro-economic, and societal trends
  • Off-shoring and global sourcing
  • The impact of globalisation
  • Requirements for new curricula for future skills and jobs

These can be downloaded at: http://www.eskills-international.com/index.html

The Innovation Value Institute (IVI), the International Data Corporation (IDC), CEPIS and empirica carried out this service contract on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry.



This initiative was launched by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry in January 2013