Events

WAF final dissemination conference

Academic Conference: Flexible working a way of the future?

22nd of May, 2017, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London

This workshop brings internationally renowned scholars from across different disciplines – e.g., economics, sociology, business, organisational studies – and across the world – such as the US, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, to discuss key emerging themes surrounding flexible working.

 

Policy conference: Flexible working, Time for a Reflection?

23rd of May, 2017, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, London

This workshop is the final dissemination conference of the WAF project where the access to and outcomes of flexible working has been examined using UK and European data. There will be a launch of the final report from the project, alongside three round table discussions focusing on some of the key areas surrounding flexible working and its outcomes.

 

 

Other Upcoming Events

Interdisciplinary Conference on Flexible Work in the Digital Age

23rd-24th of March 2017, University of Mannheim, Germany

Heejung Chung and Mariska van der Horst will present their findings from the WAF project “The consequences of flexible working and the role of gender and parental status in the UK”

 

International Labour Process Conference 2017

4-6th April, University of Sheffield, UK

Heejung Chung will be presenting two papers based on the WAF project  “Schedule flexibility as a gift or a right? Schedule control, work intensity and the importance of country contexts” and “Flexible working and consequence for work-life balance: importance of gender occupation and family context”

 

7th Community, Work and Family Conference

25-27th of May 2017, University of Milano, Italy

Heejung Chung is organising two session in the theme of “Gender differences in the consequences of flexible working” and will be presenting two papers in the sessions.

 


Past Events

Kent Global Skills Award Programme talk

13th of February 2017, University of Kent, UK

Heejung Chung will present some findings for her lecture “Flexible Working: The way of the future”

 

WAF Project Third Policy Advisory Board Meeting

23rd November 2016  London School of Economics

The third meeting of the Policy Advisory Board will bring together members from key national and international organisations representing both employers and employees, and non-governmental organisations. WAF Project Principal Investigator, Heejung Chung, will present initial findings of the research, and will discuss with the group plans for the final dissemination conference.

 

Oxford Sociology Department Seminar

24th of October, 2016, University of Oxford, UK

Heejung Chung will present on a number of findings from the WAF project.

 

2016 ILREA European Regional Congress

8th – 10th September 2016,  University of Milano,  Italy

Heejung Chung will be presenting two papers based on the WAF project  “Flexible Working and Consequence for Work-Life Balance: Importance of Gender Occupation and Family Context ” and “Schedule Flexibility and Work-Family Conflict: The Importance of Country Contexts”

 

2016 Work, Employment & Society Conference

6th – 8th September, 2016, University of Leeds, UK

Mariska van der Horst will be presenting a paper based on the WAF project “Gendered discrepancies in the outcomes of flexible working: the case of overtime and income in the UK”

 

 2016 Annual ESPAnet conference 

1st – 3rd September, 2016, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Heejung Chung will present a paper based on the WAF project  “Schedule Flexibility and Work-Family Conflict: The Importance of Country Contexts”

 

 3rd  International Sociological Association forum of Sociology

10th – 14th July, 2016, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Mariska van der Horst has presented a paper based on the WAF project “Labour market intensity of mothers after childbirth on use and access to flexible working arrangements”

 

2016 Work, Family Researcher’s Network Conference on “Careers, Care, and Life-Course ‘Fit:’ Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy”

23rd -25th June, 2016 – Capital Hilton hotel, Washington DC, U.S.A.

Heejung Chung has organised two sessions “Symposium: The Economic and Public Policy of Work and Family”  and “Thematic Session: Consequences of Flexible Working” and presented two papers based on the WAF project “Flexible Working and Consequence for Work-Life Balance: Importance of Gender Occupation and Family Context ” and “Schedule Flexibility and Work-Family Conflict: The Importance of Country Contexts”

 

Eastern ARC Gender Role attitudes Workshop

31st of March – 1st of April 2016 – University of Kent, United Kingdom

Mariska van der Horst presented a paper based on the WAF project “Impact of access to flexible working arrangements on labour market intensity of mothers after child birth” in the Eastern ARC Workshop at University of Kent (link to ppt)

 

CERIC seminar series

25th November 2015 – University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Heejung presented a paper based on the WAF project  – “High performance or family friendly strategies? Explaining the use and provision of flexitime across Europe” in the Leed’s Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change Seminar Series.

 

2015 Annual ESPAnet Conference: THE LOST AND THE NEW WORLDS OF WELFARE

3-5 September 2015 – University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Heejung will present several papers, including “Crowding in or out of occupational welfare: Explaining the variation in the access to flexitime across 27 European countries” and “Inclusion of company level provision in the study of family policies: the case of schedule flexibility across Europe”.

 

AIAS Lunch Seminar Series

27th August 2015 – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Heejung will present “Crowding in or out of occupational welfare: Explaining the provision of flexitime across Europe”.

 

2015 SASE Annual Conference

2-4 July 2015 – London School of Ecoomic, London, UK

Heejung presented her papers ” Explaining the provision of flexitime in companies across Europe (in the pre- and post-crisis Europe): role of national contexts”, and “Gendered nature of the provision and use of flexitime: when do women get access to flexitime?”

 

2015 6th International Community, Work and Family conference

19-22 May 2015 – Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

Heejung organised a symposium “The Gendered nature of flexible working” during this conference. The syposium consisted of papers from Heejung “Gendered nature of the provision and use of flexitime”, “Gendered nature of the cost and benefits of flexitime and autonomous hours ” Yvonne Lott (WSI), “Gender nature of the use and influence of part-time work on job satisfaction” Clare Lyonette (University of Warwich) and Tracy Warren(University of Nottingham), and “Working time regimes and gender inequality” Rosella Cicca(Queens University Belfast).

 

 WAF Project Second Policy Advisory Board Meeting

13 March 2015  London School of Economics

The second meeting of the Policy Advisory Board brought together members from key national and international organisations representing both employers and employees, and non-governmental organisations who research, advocate and implement labour market policy. WAF Project Principal Investigator, Heejung Chung, presented initial findings from the first phase of the research, examining provision of flexitime in companies across Europe and the gendered nature of flexitime.

 

Worldwide Universities Network “Flexible Careers Network” Workshop

14 November 2014 – University of Leeds, UK
Heejung presented her paper “Explaining the provision of flexitime in companies across Europe (pre- and post- crisis)”

 

ESPAnet Conference

4-6th September 2014 – Oslo, Norway
Heejung presented the first findings of the WAF project on which companies are more likely to provide flexitime to its workers and what can explain for this.
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European Employers’ Forum for Work-Life Balance

8-9th September – Helsinki, Finland

The European Employers’ Forum will bring together employers from the private, public and third sectors to discuss family friendly workplace measures for offering a better work-life balance for their employees. The core focus of the Forum will be on sharing knowledge, developing good practices and identifying ways to take action and drive change on work-life balance strategies as well as programmes.

It was co-organised by Policy Advisory Board members COFACE.

 

WAF Project First Academic Advisory Board Meeting

WFRN Conference on Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, 21st June 2014 – Millenium Broadway Hotel, New York City, NY, USA

The first meeting of the Academic Advisory Board will bring together leading researchers on issues of work, autonomy, work-life balance and flexible working from around the world. The Advisory Board will have the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape the research aims, objectives and methods to ensure that  the Work, Autonomy, Flexibility Project delivers timely outputs for a range of stakeholders.

 

WAF Project First Policy Advisory Board Meeting

21 May 2014  London School of Economics

The first meeting of the Policy Advisory Board will bring together members from key UK Government departments alongside national and international organisations representing both employers and employees, and non-governmental organisations who research, advocate and implement labour market policy. The Advisory Board will have the opportunity to provide feedback and help shape the research aims, objectives and methods to ensure that  the Work, Autonomy, Flexibility Project delivers timely outputs for a range of stakeholders.

 

Eastern ARC conference

28th March 2014

Dr. Chung presented the first outline of this project during this conference.