Marcus Breen, Professor of Communication and Creative Media in Bond's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, will travel to Darmstadt, Germany later this month to participate in a high level European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Concerted Research Action, looking at the emerging field of the virtual workplace.
The invitation is a significant accomplishment for Bond University
, not only involving one of its academics in a major international collaborative discussion on an important global issue, but also establishing a formal connection between Bond
and the European Union
participation is funded by the Australian Academy of Science
under a special non-member agreement with the COST Secretariat in Brussels.
said the first meeting of the action group would be defining how it planned to operate and which areas of the international workplace it would cover.
"It will be trying to recommend effective strategies to harness the power of technology and communication businesses to generate new employment and economic development in Europe," he
said the deliberations of the action group would have a major impact on government policies in Europe and the rest of the world within the next decade.
said it had particular implications for the future of the workplace, the future of education, and for economic development, skills and innovation policies.
Professor Breen is about to embark on his own virtual workplace, having been invited to be the editor of the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, a US based publication which examines innovative theories and practices relating technology to society.
The journal provides a meeting point for technology researchers with a concern for social issues.
involvement as editor will complement his
participation in the EU
Professor Marcus Breen (RHC)