Measuring the Dynamics of Organisation and Work (MEADOW)

Project Leader

Makó, Csaba


Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi (CEE)

Consortium members

  • Centre d'Etudes de l'Emploi (CEE) – Nathalie Greenan
  • Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA) – Edward Lorenz
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Monique Ramioul
  • Aalborg Universitet – Bengt-Ake Lundvall
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO) – Karolus Kraan
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) – Giorgio Sirilii
  • Stichting Organisatie voor Strategisch Arbeidsmarktonderzoek (OSA) – Peter Ester
  • Maastricht Universiteit (UM MERIT) – Anthony Arundel
  • University of Kent (UKENT) –Francis Green
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung – Eva Kirner
  • Institute of Sociology, HAS, Budapest – Makó Csaba
  • Göteborgs Universitet (UGOT) – Annika Harenstam
  • National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) – John Forth
  • Bundesagentur für Arbeit – Institute für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) – André Pahnke

Participants (Institute of Sociology, HAS)

Makó, Csaba
Csizmadia, Péter
Illéssy, Miklós

The research

The MEADOW project is designed to set out Guidelines for collecting and interpreting harmonised data at the European level on organisational change and its economic and social impacts. The Guidelines will provide a framework within which existing European surveys on organisational change and work restructuring could evolve towards comparability, as well as providing norms for the construction of new survey instruments in the field. It will provide an instrument for improving the empirical basis of research and policy on the relation between organisational change and key economic and social indicators in the knowledge-based economy. The project aimed at promoting and supporting comparative research through the development and diffusion of tools, methodologies and research designs for the development of large-scale and harmonised data sets of wide applicability for comparative research and across disciplines. The project promotes the development of the European Research Area (ERA) in the social sciences and humanities and their contribution to the knowledge-based society in Europe. As the second leader of the work package 2 (State of the art in surveys on organisational change and Concepts of organisational change), we prepared a review of the international literature dealing with the fields of life-long learning, vocational education systems and competence development. This analysis will serve as a theoretical basis for the evaluation of the existing questionnaires used in different European surveys aimed to measure organisational change. In the work package 3 (Setting the priorities in measurement and Basic definitions), we evaluated the most important methodological characteristics of the existing European surveys and the importance of the fields they dealt with.