Innovation and Requirements for Human Resources

Haustein, H.-D., Maier, H., & Ulrich, E. (1983). Innovation and Requirements for Human Resources. IIASA Research Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-83-024

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No study of technological innovation can be complete without an investigation of its impacts on human resources. Innovation does not always have a positive effect on human resources, as there are many imbalances between technological innovations and the requirements for such resources. However, without technological innovation it would be nearly impossible, in the long term, to improve working conditions and create opportunities for the development and realization of man's social, cultural, and economic capabilities. Thus the relationship between technological and social innovation is critical to the development of human resources.

The present situation with regard to technological and social innovation has arisen from: 1. the growing imbalances between natural and human resources in different regions of the world; 2. the inability of social institutions, using technological strategies, to make better use of human resources, especially in the developing countries; 3. the inability to coordinate socially the innovation cycle of basic innovations in order to make better use of human resources; and 4. the need to improve the quality of human resources and to create suitable conditions for their better use.

This report focuses on problems associated with the last two points.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report)
Research Programs: Clearinghouse and Networking Activities (CLH)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:52
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:11

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