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Technology and the future of work

Author: Paul S Adler
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume argues that automation in the workplace will require workers with greater skills, an assertion that contradicts the common assumption that automation will not only reduce the number of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress (Stanford, Calif., 1990)
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Adler
ISBN: 0195071719 9780195071719
OCLC Number: 23689621
Notes: Revised briefing papers for a seminar at Stanford University in March 1990"--Preface.
Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Paul S. Adler, editor.
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'This important book fills a major gap. It shoots down the mistaken belief that factories of the future will be staffed by large numbers of 'low-skilled button pushers'. Business executives, labor Read more...

 
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