Flexible Automation: Two Approaches to the Assessment of Employment Impacts

Goldberg WH (1983). Flexible Automation: Two Approaches to the Assessment of Employment Impacts. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-83-019

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Abstract

This paper on flexible automation written by Dr. Goldberg was presented to a IIASA workshop which was held in June 1982 in Berlin (GDR) and organized by the Management and Technology Area in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of the GDR.

This paper is particularly interesting in several respects. Firstly, it addresses the problem which corresponds to the Institute's interest. The main issue addressed is the impact assessment of flexible automation in employment. Two methodological approaches are presented in this paper.

Secondly, Dr. Goldberg selected the service sector in general and banking in particular as a case study. As flexible automation is more common in industry, especially in manufacturing, than in the services, his paper fulfills a certain pioneering mission.

Thirdly, the message of this paper can be interpreted as the study of selected social and societal effects of modern information technology.

Dr. Goldberg's paper proves that the impact analysis of modern technology deserves an interdisciplinary approach.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Clearinghouse and Networking Activities (CLH)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:54
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 17:31
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2363

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