Fondazione Universitaria Marco Biagi
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Fondazione Universitaria Marco Biagi
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Programme

Assessing Workers’ Performance in a Changing Technological and Societal Environment:
An Interdisciplinary and  Multifaceted Perspective

 

MONDAY, 19 MARCH

9.45-10.45   Welcome Addresses
Chair: Giovanni Solinas, Director of Marco Biagi Department of Economics, Unimore

Angelo O. Andrisano, Rector of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Gianpietro Cavazza, Deputy Mayor of Modena

10.45-11.45   OPENING SESSION
Chair: Alan Neal, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Introductory remarks
The Performance of Work in a Changing World: Problems and Perspectives
Janice Bellace
, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (USA), President-elect of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law
Tiziano Treu, Catholic University of Milan (Italy), President of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law

Presentation of the Conference
Edoardo Ales, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

11.45-12.00   Break

12.00-13.00 PLENARY SESSION – Presentation of the Survey “Performance Management in Italy”, Jointly Conducted by Marco Biagi Foundation and Job Pricing (download Executive Summary)

Chair: Jacques Rojot, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France)

Discussion
Tommaso Fabbri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Alessandro Fiorelli, JobValue – Jobpricing (Italy)
Ylenia Curzi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

13.00-14.30   Lunch

14.30-16.30   PARALLEL SESSIONS

1. The Right to Privacy under the EU Framework
Chair: Frank Hendrickx, University of Leuven (Belgium)

Lie as a Workers’ Privacy Protection Measure
Izabela Florczak
, University of Lodz (Poland); Marcin Wujczyk, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Employee Privacy in the Context of EU Regulation n.2016/679: Some Comparative Remarks
Federico Fusco, Lund University (Sweden)
The Impact of European General Data Protection Regulation (EU/2016/679) on Remote Monitoring at Work Italian Legal Framework
Alessandra Ingrao, University of Milan (Italy)

2.   Remedies and Protections against Unfair Performance Assessment
Chair: Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Employment Protection Legislation and Mismatch: Evidence from a Reform
Fabio Berton, University of Turin (Italy); Francesco Devicienti, University of Turin (Italy); Sara Grubanov-Boskovic, European Commission
Customer Ratings as a Vector for Discrimination in Employment Relations? Pathways and Pitfalls for Legal Remedies
Rossana Ducato, Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium); Miriam Kullmann, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria); Marco Rocca, Hasselt University (Belgium)
Work Performance Appraisal and Unfair Dismissal: Using People Analytics to Justify Poor Performances Dismissals
Ligia Ramia Munerati, University of Rome-Tor Vergata (Italy)
Tasks and Responsibilities of an Employer in Digital Age: How to Observe the Requirements of Applicable Labour Legislation?
Gaabriel Tavits, University of Tartu (Estonia)

16.30-16.45   Break

16.45-18.45   PARALLEL SESSIONS

3.   Social rights in a Changing Technological and Societal Environment
Chair: Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)

New Forms of Workers’ Associations for a Changing Technological and Societal Environment
Matteo Avogaro, University of Milan (Italy)
The Impact of the Working Discontinuity in the Digital Age on the Social Security System
Claudia Carchio, University of Udine (Italy)
For a Legal Definition of Social Performance or Take Workers’ Rights into Account through Economic Logic
Fleur Laronze, University of Strasbourg (France)
The Quest for Productivity: Filling the Gender Gap with Benefits in the Modern Workplace 4.0
Davide Tardivo, University of Padua (Italy)

4.   Performance Control and Digitalization
Chair: Antonio Lo Faro, University of Catania (Italy)

Social Work Informatics between Rational Myth and Reality. The Case Study of the Piedmont Information System
Roberto Albano, University of Turin (Italy); Arianna Radin, University of Bergamo (Italy); Ylenia Curzi University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Data Analytics and the Erosion of the Work/Non-Work Divide
Leora Eisenstadt, Fox School of Business, Temple University (USA)
Control Over Employees and the Right to Privacy: How Clear Are the Limits to Distinguish Normal Employer’s Supervision from Human Rights Abuses?
Elena Sychenko, Saint Petersburg University (Russia)


TUESDAY, 20 MARCH

9.00-11.00   PARALLEL SESSIONS

5.   Skills and Performance
Chair: Sergio Destefanis, University of Salerno (Italy)

Collective Bargaining and Skill Formation: Evidence from Mixed Methods
Fabio Berton, University of Turin (Italy); Anna Carreri, University of Verona (Italy); Francesco Devicienti, University of Turin (Italy); Andrea Ricci, National Agency of Public Policy Analysis (Italy)
When Hard Skills are not Enough: Emotional, Social and Cognitive Competencies that Successful Data Scientists and Analysts Should Demonstrate
Elena Bruni, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy); Fabrizio Gerli, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy); Sara Bonesso, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

6. Remuneration and Incentives
Chair: Valeria Filì, University of Udine (Italy)

Wage Discrimination by Gender and Performance Evaluation
Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
The Workforce Productivity and Worker Performance Evaluation in the Modern Russian Environment as Challenges to Workers’ Rights
Nikita Lyutov, Kutafin Moscow State University (Russia)
Remuneration and Motivation of Employees in Polish Organizations. Presentation of Empirical Data
Krzysztof Walczak, University of Warsaw (Poland)
The Worker in a Time of Long Crisis: Systemic Change, Insecurity, Productivity and Performance
Geoffrey Wood, University of Essex (United Kingdom)

11.00-11.15   Break

11.15-13.15   PARALLEL SESSIONS

7.   The Digital Organization of the Workplace
Chair: Massimo Pilati, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy)

The Invention of the Future. Does “Platformisation” Redefine the Notion of the Firm?
Antonio Aloisi, Bocconi University of Milan (Italy)
Corporate Performance and Worker Performance in Corporate Culture: Changing Board Responsibilities and Changing Governance Rhetoric
Alice Belcher, University of Dundee, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Taylorisation of Work. Does Gig-economy Bring Us Back to 19th Century?
Nastazja Potocka-Sionek, European University Institute
Technology, Power, and the Organization. Understanding Digital-Enabled Practices and Their Implications for Workers Performance
Lia Tirabeni, University of Turin (Italy)

 

8.   The Redefinition of the Employment Contract
Chair: Riccardo Del Punta, University of Florence (Italy)

Assessing Work Performance: New Perspectives on the Synallagmatic Relations between Work and Pay
Elisabeth Brameshuber, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria)
Measuring Worker Performance Within the Limits of Employment Law in the Changing Workplace Environment of Industry 4.0
Ron Brown, University of Hawaii (USA)
Agile Work and the New Paradigm of Subordination: Implications in Terms of Performance Control and Measurable Productivity
Maria Giovannone, University of Roma Tre (Italy)
Work Performance and Organisational Flexibility: At the Core of the Employment Contract
Elena Gramano, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

13.15-14.30   Lunch

14.30-15.30   PLENARY SESSION – Assessing Workers’ Performance in a Changing Organizational Environment: the Stakeholder Perspective
Chair: Tommaso Fabbri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)

The roadmap to the digital transformation in ENEL
Carlo Bozzoli, Global Chief Information Officer, ENEL (Italy)

15.30-17.00   PLENARY SESSION – Assessing Workers’ Performance in a Changing Organizational Environment: the Scholarly Perspective
Chair: Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Speakers
Frank Hendrickx, University of Leuven (Belgium)
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Csilla Kollonay-Lehoczky, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary)
Antonio Lo Faro, University of Catania (Italy)
Sergio Destefanis, University of Salerno (Italy)
Valeria Filì, University of Udine (Italy)
Ylenia Curzi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Marco Biagi Foundation (Italy)
Riccardo Del Punta, University of Florence (Italy)