ASEAN in Transformation: Perspectives of Enterprises and Students on Future Work
Rapid rise in online, digital and mobile technologies is leading to the creation of new business models. The nature and form of the conventional workplace has changed profoundly.
The ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP), in 2015, started to extensively research on the current technological trends in ASEAN and explore the changing goals, demands and challenges for the new generation of youth in the region. The initiative consisted of two large surveys- one examining enterprises and the other focusing on university and vocational students. The study also carried out interviews involving nearly 50 stakeholders in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. This report summarises key findings from these two surveys and stakeholder interviews conducted in ten Asian countries to probe the impact of technology on enterprises and labour market as well as to understand new work cultures and modalities over a ten year horizon until 2025.