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The Future of Work

Challenges and Prospects for Organisations, Jobs and Workers

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  • Provides vital insight on the future of work in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Proposes an integrative framework for scholarship, bridging established research and new trends

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About this book

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of new forms of working and new working arrangements largely enabled by technology. The Future of Work is a projection of how work, working, workers and the workplace will evolve in the years ahead from the perspective of different actors in society, influenced by technological, socio-economic, political, and demographic changes.

This open access book is a timely exploration of some of the challenges and prospects for the future of work from two main perspectives: how work is changing and how to prepare for work in the future. An evidence-based assessment of these topics offers some critical perspectives that challenge old assumptions and opens up emerging trends and possibilities for work in the future. As part of the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies series, this book is an essential resource for academics of Business, Human Resource Management, Organisational Psychology and Industrial Relations, aswell as practitioners and policy makers.


Table of contents (10 chapters)


“This book will provide a good reference for researchers and academics in business, HR management, organizational psychology, and industrial relations who are studying the future of work. Practitioners and policymakers can also refer to this book, with a filter for leaving out any research done more than a decade ago. It is highly recommended for PhD students interested in the subject, because it opens windows for future research.” (C.S. Arora, Computing Reviews, February 23, 2024)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Irish Institute of Digital Business DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

    Theo Lynn

  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business and EconomicsUniversity of Galway, Galway, Ireland

    Pierangelo Rosati

  • DCU Business SchoolDublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

    Edel Conway, Lisa van der Werff

About the editors

Theo Lynn is Full Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School, Ireland. He is Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies.

Pierangelo Rosati is Associate Professor of Digital Business & Society at the University of Galway, Ireland and is Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies.

Edel Conway is Full Professor of HRM and Organisational Psychology and Associate Dean of Research at DCU Business School, Ireland. She is an organisational psychologist with expertise in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organisational Change.

Lisa van der Werff is Associate Professor of Organisational Psychology at DCU Business School, Ireland and Co-Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business.She is an organisational psychologist and specialises in trust research.

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