Societal Benefits of Freely Accessible Technologies and Knowledge Resources analyzes current perspectives on the advantages of unrestricted access to information resources and technology intended to advance the prospect for knowledge, innovation, and development across the globe. Touching on topics of relevance to the private and public sectors, this publication is ideally designed for use by policymakers, business managers, academicians, researchers, students, IT practitioners, and legal professionals. Release Date: April, 2015. Copyright © 2015. 362 pages.
Here you can find our chapter : “A New Approach to Knowledge Sharing: The Multifactory Model.”
- Giulio Focardi and Lorenza Salati, 26 pages
LABOUR MARKETS, EMPLOYMENT, PROFESSIONS AND REGULATIONS
CULTURAL OPINION AND DYNAMICS, MODELING, EXPERIMENTS AND CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE
World Trade Center Barcelona, September 18, 2013
TEM(P)I E LUOGHI DEL LAVORO FLESSIBILE
Milan Chamber of Commerce, 18 May 2013
Multifactory model: a new approach to job creation
The MultiFactory model is the formalization of an emerging European trend and was developed starting from the direct
observation of different real cases within Europe, assuming an ethnographic point of view.
A MultiFactory is a territorial entity, a self organized system under the supervision of a coordinating agent, and takes
form as a Share Working space. It’s something different from a classical coWorking, as it’s not intended as a “desk farm”, but a place where things are produced.
In a MultiFactory there are production entities (artisans, crafts makers, micro factories), services entities (consultants,
communication agencies, architects, engineers, photographers) and artists. These act by themselves, but also as an
In a MultiFactory, each company/worker is free to act by himself, but has also the opportunity to use the strength of
other people working with him. A MultiFactory is an facilitating environment where people can experiment new forms
of job creation. Competency transfer and mutual support are everyday practices and in a MultiFactory unemployed
people can start their own activity also without a previous experience.
The MultiFactory changes the condition of workers from “single and weak” and let them feel part of a working
community. Institutions and political entities can then interact with a MultiFactory as a homogeneous entity and this
allows a completely new range of opportunities in the interaction between workers and institutions.