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ADAPT University Press

Oltre i confini della carta. L’innovazione tecnologica, la carenza di risorse pubbliche destinate all’alta formazione ed i cambiamenti demografici e geopolitici degli ultimi decenni hanno avuto importanti ripercussioni sull’approccio alla ricerca, in particolare nell’ambito delle relazioni industriali, anche in virtù della costante innovazione che investe i processi produttivi ed il mondo del lavoro. Nonostante le difficoltà, tale contesto apre la strada a nuove opportunità, ponendo le basi per rinnovate relazioni all’interno del mondo accademico, nonché tra i vari attori provenienti da università, imprese, sindacati e istituzioni. Riteniamo pertanto che sia sempre più necessario diffondere informazioni ed idee e che una piattaforma online di cooperazione possa contribuire allo sviluppo di una vasta rete di distribuzione affinché accademici e ricercatori possano efficacemente divulgare e condividere il proprio lavoro.

ADAPT University Press nasce appunto con l’obiettivo di comunicare e diffondere ad ampio raggio i risultati della ricerca, oltre i confini dell’università, oltre i confini della lingua italiana, oltre i confini della carta, coniugando il patrimonio culturale delle nostre riviste (Diritto delle relazioni industriali, The E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, Revista Internacional y Comparada de Relaciones Laborales y Derecho del Empleo) e delle nostre collane scientifiche (Collana ADAPT-Centro Studi Marco Biagi, Giuffrè Editore, and ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series, Cambridge Scholars), le nuove tecnologie e la progettualità dei nostri giovani ricercatori.

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Moving beyond paper. There is common consensus that innovation in technology, large cuts in public expenditure for higher education, as well as major demographic and geopolitical changes that occurred over the last decades deeply affected the way we carry out research today. This is particularly true in the field of labour relations, due to ongoing innovation in production and work processes. However, although resulting in many limitations and constraints, this state of affairs laid the foundations for new opportunities, as entailing the establishment of renewed relations either between the members of the international academic community, and among various actors from universities, businesses, trade unions and public institutions. We firmly believe that there is a continuing need for ways of disseminating information and ideas and we think that a journal easily accessible on line will provide a much wider distribution network for researchers to publicise and share their work. ADAPT University Press is intended to disseminate and share research findings widely, moving beyond constraints resulting from dealing with traditional academic institutions, or arising from the use of the Italian language and hard-copy formatting, by combining the cultural value of our journals (Diritto delle relazioni industriali and The E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies and the Revista Electrónica Internacional y Comparada de RELACIONES LABORALES Y DERECHO DEL EMPLEO) and reviews (Collana ADAPT – Centro Studi Marco Biagi and ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series) with innovative technologies and the creative power of our young researchers. In this connection, ADAPT University Press serves as a hub for a well established international network are intended to provide an open area where it will be possible to promote the exchange of new ideas, information and relevant documentation as a starting point for further cooperation between institutions of higher education, social partners, practitioners and companies. Our international network of correspondents will be supported by a scientific committee and by more than 200 researchers and doctoral students of ADAPT , the non-profit organization founded in 2000 by Prof. Marco Biagi with the aim of promoting studies and research in the field of labour law and industrial relations from an international and comparative perspective. Our purpose is to encourage and implement a new approach to academic research, by establishing ongoing relationships with other universities and advanced research institutes, and by promoting academic and scientific exchange programmes with enterprises, trade unions, institutions, foundations and associations.