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Assuring SME’s Sustainable Competitiveness in the Digital Era. A Labour Policy between Minimum Wage Guaranteed and ICT Skill Mismatch

Version 1 : Received: 29 March 2019 / Approved: 1 April 2019 / Online: 1 April 2019 (14:00:29 CEST)

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Avram, A.; Benvenuto, M.; Avram, C.D.; Gravili, G. Assuring SME’s Sustainable Competitiveness in the Digital Era: A Labor Policy between Guaranteed Minimum Wage and ICT Skill Mismatch. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2918. Avram, A.; Benvenuto, M.; Avram, C.D.; Gravili, G. Assuring SME’s Sustainable Competitiveness in the Digital Era: A Labor Policy between Guaranteed Minimum Wage and ICT Skill Mismatch. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2918.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2019, 11, 2918
DOI: 10.3390/su11102918

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the real impact of ICT skill mismatch on SME’s sustainable competitiveness in presence of minimum wage guaranteed. As part of public policies – the minimum wage need to maintain a balance between increasing employment and not being a burden for the companies, leading them to bankruptcies, especially in times of disruptive change in which economy have to be more resilient. The rapid progress in information and communication technologies has dramatically redefined the rising unemployment as a result of skills mismatch. This paper aims to understand, on one side if, there is a match between the supply demand of ICT skills and how increasingly powerful digital technologies affect skills, jobs, and the demand for human labour. On the other, if increasing productivity and a fair minimum wage could be an integrated approach in stimulating SME’s in increasing sustainable competitiveness.

Subject Areas

ICT skills mismatch, guaranteed minimum wage, SME’s sustainable competitiveness, employment, public policies

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