Technology and the future of work /

The essays in this volume contradict the conventional assumption that automation will not only reduce the number of workers required to produce a given product but also require less skilled workers to produce it.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Adler, Paul S.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series:OUP E-Books.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Automation and competency requirements in manufacturing: A case study / Larry Hirschhorn and Joan Mokray
  • Skill and occupational changes in U.S. manufacturing / Paul Attewell
  • Automation and work in Britain / Peter J. Senker
  • New concepts of production and the emergence of the systems controller / Horst Kern and Michael Schumann
  • Institutions and incentives for developing work-related knowledge and skill / David Stern
  • Issues in skill formation in Japanese approaches to automation / Robert E. Cole
  • Technology, industrial relations, and the problem of organizational transformation / Robert J. Thomas and Thomas A. Kochan
  • Union initiatives to restructure industry in Australia / Max Ogden
  • Transforming the routines and contexts of management, work, and technology / Claudio U. Ciborra and Leslie S. Schneider
  • Innovation and institutions: Notes on the Japanese paradigm / Thomas B. Lifson.