Karsten Gareis

Karsten Gareis
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During the peaks of the Covid-19 pandemic, the share of employees working partly or fully from home has increased sharply in Germany, as it has in most parts of the world. Emerging research evidence on the impact of this "forced, large-scale experiment in telework" suggests that employers have benefitted in terms of a boost to the digitisation of b...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes which support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at ris...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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The diversITy project carried out an evaluation and assessment of ICT skills and training programmes to support diverse populations to enter the labour market. It identified and analysed ICT training programmes that aim to prepare and place jobseekers into meaningful tech jobs, with a focus on diverse target groups, including women, youth at risk o...
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In preparation of a suggested intervention for the implementation of an mLearning system at a health training institution in semi-rural Ghana, we conducted an interview survey of all students at a nursing & midwifery college in late 2017. The objective was to explore current smartphone take-up and patterns of use among the target group, with a part...
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Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) has a major programme in EE named Proacademy. It started in 1999 and focuses on team learning and team entrepreneurship. Proacademy students spend 2.5 years working as team entrepreneurs, setting up a real company. Students establish own learning targets individually and as a team, supported by a coach...
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The presentations introduces a project focusing on the key role of front-line health care workers, namely nurses and midwives, in improving health care service provision in SSA. The aim is to exploiting the potential of ICT systems, especially mobile telephony and IP based services, to overcome major barriers to effective health workforce training...
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Spanish language version of the presentation. In Ghana as in other developing countries, home-based telework is unlikely to play a tangible role beyond a small number of high-qualified workers in the urban centres. Remote working and learning can still be highly relevant, as a project for turning rural nursing and midwifery schools into telehubs de...
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In Ghana as in other developing countries, home-based telework is unlikely to play a tangible role beyond a small number of high-qualified workers in the urban centres. Remote working and learning can still be highly relevant, as a project for turning rural nursing and midwifery schools into telehubs demonstrates. The project exploits a recent deve...
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Social innovations are increasingly being seen as a way of compensating for insufficiencies of both, state and market to create inclusive and accessible environments. In this paper we explore crowdsourcing accessibility information as a form of social innovation, requiring adequate engagement strategies that fit the skills of the intended group of...
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Social innovations are increasingly being seen as a way of compensating for insufficiencies of both, state and market to create inclusive and accessible environments. In this paper we explore crowdsourcing accessibility information as a form of social innovation, requiring adequate engagement strategies that fit the skills of the intended group of...
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While “Telearbeit” (telework) as a term is not used much anymore in Germany, home-based working has become a common component of company strategies on work/lifebalance. Recently, much interest has been voiced in work/life-balance, in particular work stress spilling over into leisure time through ICTs. As a result, there are new attempts to regulate...
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The study "Supporting the entrepreneurial potential of higher education" (sepHE), commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC), had the purpose to collect 20 case studies about insightful practice in entrepreneurship education at European universities. This is one of them. Tampere University of Applied...
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Energy efficiency investments are a cost-effective means for decreasing energy consumption, reducing energy bills and reducing the likelihood for energy poverty. The BECA solution, offering resource management (RMS) and awareness, services based (RUAS) on ICT and smart metering, achieved 15% savings for heating, 11% for cold water and 17% for hot w...
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The goal of this study has been to monitor the supply and demand of e-skills across Europe, benchmarking national policy initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the European Union. We have analysed the evolution of the supply and demand over the last ten years, to provide a basis for: • understanding the impact of initiatives launched at...
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The general goal of this service contract is to monitor the supply and the demand of e-skills across Europe and to benchmark national policy initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the European Union. To this end, the service contract analyses the evolution of the supply and demand in the last ten years, with the objective to provide a ba...
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There is a pressing need in Europe to enable more people to successfully combine employment with informal care-giving. In this context, flexible ways of working can play an important role in improving work-care reconciliation. Home-based telework is being discussed as an alternative to or in combination with other types of flexible work arrangement...
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Energy efficiency investments are a cost-effective means for decreasing energy consumption, reducing energy bills and reducing the likelihood for energy poverty. The eSESH solution, offering energy management (EMS) and awareness, services based (EAS) on ICT and smart metering, achieved 9% savings for heating and 5.9% for electricity on average: add...
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Implementing telework in an Arab country might pose different challenges than doing the same in Europe, North America, or elsewhere globally. The simple reason is that, as research has shown repeatedly, cultural traits and behavioural patterns exert a powerful influence on the way workers and managers relate to telework, and work cultures seem to d...
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Ghana has recently made headlines as one of the fastest growing countries in West Africa. In spite of the positive general trend, the country suffers from considerable (and increasing) regional disparities. One area in which such disparities are most striking is the health care sector. While Accra, the capital and biggest urban agglomeration of Gha...
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The focus of the “community and family” domain is the impact of ICTs, in particular the Internet, mobile telephony and “personal communication technology”, on sociability and social interaction. This refers to the quality of individuals’ social relations within their social environment, including the family and the communities they belong to. The r...
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The objective of the chapter is to compare developments concerning social uses of ICT and their social impacts between Europe and selected other parts of the world. By the very nature of the enterprise, our analysis needs to be selective, i.e. we will not attempt a comprehensive overview of social uses of ICT, and their effects on the people concer...
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Data from the Flash Eurobarometer 241 (which are representative for the EU adult population aged 15 or older in 2008), suggest that there are still significant digital differences in Europe: • Internet use in the youngest age group is more than twice as high as in the oldest one (95% vs. 38%). • Highly educated individuals are more than three times...
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This report for the European Commission evaluates if/how the European society had become an Information society during the first decade of the new millenium. At that time, "information society" had also been the name of the related EU programs and the DG. The report was, therefore, part of the evaluation of these efforts. It can be read publicly un...
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The New Global study was based on the challenge that globalisation increases the pressure on European companies, but also provides new business opportunities. Globalisation has become a fact of life and a part of everyday business. The study explored how collaborative working environments (CWE) supported by information and communication technology...
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By means of a European establishment survey, the research sought evidence about a number of research questions: (a) What is the motivation for SMEs to engage in global collaboration? What strategies do they apply? (b) How do SMEs exploit online collaboration tools to implement their globalisation strategies? (c) Is there a association between appli...
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The experience of recent years has shown that take-up of ICT, for example within strategies to implement online public services, is a necessary but not sufficient condition for making progress towards regional development goals. What is of interest is not ICT use per se, but applications of technology which exert a transformational impact on users,...
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The experience of recent years has shown that take-up of ICT, for example within strategies to implement online public services, is a necessary but not sufficient condition for making progress towards regional development goals. What is of interest is not ICT use per se, but applications of technology which exert a transformational impact on users,...
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The TRANSFORM project set out to explain the variations that appear to exist among regions concerning the extent to which information society investments bring about positive transformations in support of regional economic and/or social development. Our analysis suggests the need for some important shifts in emphasis in policy and programmes at bot...
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ICTs radically open up new ways in which to address the basic challenges of regional development in the knowledge-based society. The transformative potential of ICTs resides, in particular, in the way they enable networking, learning and innovation, and empowerment. A horizontal theme that runs through all of these is social capital. A growing body...
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The paper investigates the specific challenges created by new online services and delivery methods with regard to the protection of consumers interests. By means of a survey of a representative sample of online consumers in five EU countries, the authors found a high degree of interest in young online and mobile products and services including onli...
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ICTs open up radically new ways in which to address the basic challenges of regional development in the Knowledge-Based Society. The transformative potential of ICTs resides, in particular, in the way they enable networking, learning and innovation, and empowerment. A horizontal theme that runs through all of these is social capital. A growing body...
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Much of the debate around telework, eWork and other ICT-based ways of remote work has been driven by notions of technology-driven progress. Often, this has led to the assumption that locationally flexible forms of working had an "inbuilt" tendency to benefit workers by giving them more flexibility. The paper argues that for analysing the benefits a...
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The presentation looks at the status of telework diffusion in Europe today, comparing it against the expectations raised over the last 30 years. Is telework dead?
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In order to explore to what extent existing online taxation services are likely to meet interest on the part of end users, this chapter uses data from a representative population survey caried out in 2005 in nine EU Member States. By applying a so-called Access-Competence-Motivation model, the entire adult population in these countries is classifie...
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Karsten Gareis has authored a Guide to Good Practice in using indicators & benchmarking as a tool in regional Information Society policy. The report was produced on behalf of IANIS+, the Innovative Actions Network for the Information Society. The 56-page document summarises the findings from a working group of experts and practitioners active in th...
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Engaging the entire EU population in lifelong learning has emerged as a key policy goal in recent years. While it is clear that ICT-enabled eLearning can contribute considerably to reaching this objective, much of the public debate about the issue has failed to explore whether the advantages of eLearning will be sufficient to overcome those barrier...
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In Germany, multi-locational eWork continues to spread against a background of a growing need for more flexible forms of labour deployment. However, the potential of eWork to contribute to better work/life balance and to increasing workforce participation (by women and older people) is not fully exploited yet. One reason is that many aspects of Ger...
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In order to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon of New Collaborative Work Environments (NCWEs), it appears necessary to exploit earlier approaches which have been developed, often in isolation from each other, for analysing phenomena such as tele-working/tele-commuting, mobile eWork, computer supported collaborative work (CSCW),...
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In the context of e-government strategies, governments typically claim that they utilize Internet technology to improve service provision and to better meet citizens’ needs. However, the development of front-office e-government applications often seems to be guided primarily by supply-side factors. Many observers criticise that in practice, technol...
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This paper presents a conceptual approach for analysing, and improving, user orientation of online public services, focusing on eHealth services provided to the end user. It includes a discussion of some first results from a European 10- country population survey through which primary data about the behaviour, attitudes and needs of users and, esse...
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The paper tries to shed some light on the nature of what is being called “new networked working environments” (NWEs) and their impacts on Europe in an economic, social and ecological sense. In order to do so, it relates the discussion around NWEs to earlier phenomena such as tele-working / tele-commuting, virtual collaboration and virtual organisat...
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This paper illustrates the results from the experience of two European projects aimed at building the framework for, and kick-starting on the ground, the collection of harmonised, reliable cross-country regional data. The BISER project (www.biser-eu.com) is a recently finished research project supported by the European Commission’s IST Programme wh...
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There is a broad consensus today that increasing practice and intensity of lifelong learning has become a key requirement for Europe if it wants to remain economically competitive as well as socially inclusive. In this context much attention has focused on the ability of ICTs to improve the process of learning and training, by giving easier access...
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The development of eGovernment has until now been primarily guided by supply-side factors, in spite of governments' claims that they will use the Internet to improve service provision and to better meet citizens' requirements. There is, however, a consensus emerging that from now on the "user, the individual has to be placed at the centre of future...
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The paper tries to contribute to the establishment of a model of eWork diffusion. Firstly, the paper reviews the latest research on telework, and how its findings compare with the hopes and beliefs of futurologists and policy-makers. Secondly it makes suggestions how the concept of telework can sensibly be widened to encompass other forms of teleme...
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The development of eGovernment has until now been primarily guided by supply-side factors, in spite of governments’ claims that they will use the Internet to improve service provision and to better meet citizens’ requirements. There is, however, a consensus emerging that from now on the “user, the individual has to be placed at the centre of future...
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Multi-locational work, supported by information and communication technologies (ICTs), represents one key element of the current shift in the organisation of the labour process. Work which takes place at non-traditional work settings, and being enabled by increasingly mobile ICTs, is becoming more and more commonplace across Europe, according to re...
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The paper uses the SIBIS database (which stems from population surveys undertaken in 2002/2003 in all current EU25 Member States 1 plus the remaining candidate countries Bulgaria and Romania, as well as Switzerland and the USA) to explore the determinants of eWork uptake at the level of the individual. The analysis shows which factors increase or d...
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Regional data about the use of information and communication technology (ICT) are scarce. BISER (Benchmarking the Information Society: E-Europe Indicators for European Regions), a research project supported by the European Commission's IST Programme, is contributing to filling this gap, primarily by developing and piloting indicators for measuring...
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Teleworkers are defined at least partly by the technology they use. This fact poses considerable problems for statistical measurement because of the rapid development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their tendency to gradually penetrate every sphere of life. In fact, the telework bracket has been extended further and furthe...
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Measuring the spread of telework has been an objective of telework research since it has been appropriated by EU and nation state policy during the 1980s. While a great deal of statistics on the subject have become available from various sources, a number of questions have not been sufficiently explored yet, mostly due to the comparatively small sh...
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MIT researchers Thomas Malone and Robert Laubacher were the first who declared (in a 1998 paper in the Harvard Business Review) the 'dawn of the eLance economy' in which freelancers get in touch with clients via the Internet, work as teleworkers, and transfer work results via ICT networks. Some have even argued that eLancing might become the domina...
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German establishments have made significant progress in using the internet for business purposes. In most application areas the gap to the leading countries has almost been closed or at least narrowed. There is still call for action, however, when it comes to the more advanced applications of e-business. This is the main result of an international...
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ICT-enabled new ways of working are in general associated with increases in flexibility, and as such are central to the European Employment Strategy. This paper compares the progress individual EU Member States have made with regard to the diffusion of flexibility on labour markets. In order to do so, the authors set up an index model that is in li...
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Gemäß dem ökonomischen Prinzip bezeichnet Wirtschaftlichkeit eine Beziehung von Input- zu Outputgrößen. Ist bei Betrachtung eines Wirtschaftsprozesses das Verhältnis vom Wert der erbrachten Leistung zum Wert der verbrauchten Güter und Leistungen größer 1, ist Wirtschaftlichkeit gegeben. Ein Unternehmen verhält sich rational, wenn es bei gegebenem O...
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Growing use of the Internet may lead to an increase in the efficiency of the matching process on labour markets, as can be shown using a rational, economic logic based on transaction cost and job search theory. Together with business process re-engineering and other organisational trends, this might lead to what has been called the "dawn of the e-l...
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The rise of telework as a widespread way of working has profound implications for society in general and for the labour force, policy makers and IT service providers in particular. By 1999 the number of teleworkers in the European Union had reached 9 million. How will this development continue? In this paper, two models for a projection to the year...
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In den vorherigen Kapiteln wurde die heutige Verbreitung von Electronic Commerce in Deutschland, ausgewählten europäischen Ländern und den USA beschrieben, wobei Ergebnisse unserer Repräsentativbefragungen von Betrieben und Bevölkerung dargestellt wurden. Auf ihrer Grundlage sowie unter Hinzuziehung von Daten aus der amtlichen Statistik und sekundä...
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Die allgemeine Aufregung, die heute in der Wirtschaft herrscht, sobald die Sprache auf das Internet und Electronic Commerce kommt, ist gerechtfertigt. Denn alle vorhanden Erfahrungen weisen darauf hin, dass Electronic Commerce keinen Wirtschaftsakteur unberührt lassen wird. Das bedeutet auch: Kein Unternehmen — sei es auch noch so klein — kann sich...
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Im Folgenden wird eine Untergliederung für die Klassifizierung von Electronic-Commerce-Praxisbeispielen hergeleitet und dargestellt.
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Nachstehend wird der in Kapitel 7.3 entwickelte theoretische Rahmen als Grundlage genutzt, um (angepasst auf die Besonderheiten der Innovation Electronic Commerce): die Determinanten der Diffusion von Electronic Commerce näher zu analysieren; entlang dieser Determinanten den gegenwärtigen Status Quo und die Rahmenbedingungen darzustellen, die eine...
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Mit der weiten Verbreitung des Internet, insbesondere des WWW, ist der Begriff Electronic Commerce eigentlich erst entstanden. Daher wird in der Folge der Begriff Electronic Commerce in erster Linie auf Internet-bezogene Handelsbeziehungen angewandt. Die entscheidende Neuerung ist die Tatsache, dass durch die Internettechnologie plattformübergreife...
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Viele kleine und mittlere Unternehmen lehnen Investitionen in Electronic Commerce ab, weil sie hierin keinen oder einen zu geringen Nutzen sehen. An dieser Stelle ist daher zu erläutern, warum und für wen Electronic Commerce einen Mehrwert bringen kann und woraus genau dieser besteht. Vor allem ist auf die grundsätzlichen Merkmale einzugehen, die e...
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Nachfolgend werden wesentliche Ergebnisse der repräsentativen empirica-Betriebsbefragung wiedergegeben, die 1999 unter anderem in den 6 hier dargestellten europäischen Ländern sowie den USA mit betrieblichen Entscheidungsträgern durchgeführt wurde. Zusätzlich wird auf die Ergebnisse der repräsentativen empirica-Bevölkerungsbefragung eingegangen, di...