ERIC Number: ED229641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Micro-Electronics, Robotics and Jobs. Information Computer Communication Policy Series No. 7.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This monograph contains selected papers presented at the Second Special Session on Information Technologies, Productivity and Labour Market Implications, which took place at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on October 19-21, 1981. An introductory note summarizes significant points from the meeting. Part 1 contains a report that provides an analytical review of the findings and policies of national commission reports from 11 countries in the field of microelectronics-based technologies, with emphasis on productivity and employment. Following the report are selected replies and comments as well as statements by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee and the Trade Union Advisory Committee. The four papers in part 2 give an overview of the socioeconomic importance of the increasing application in manufacturing of microelectronics-supported machinery. Specific topics are trends in the production and use of industrial robots in West Germany; the promotion of robotics, computer-aided design, and computer-aided manufacturing in Sweden; robotization in Japanese industries; and the economic and social problems and effects of the change to robots. (YLB)
Descriptors: Automation, Career Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Economic Change, Electronic Equipment, Electronics, Employment, Employment Patterns, Manufacturing, Productivity, Social Change, Technological Advancement, Unemployment
OECD Publications and Information Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1207, Washington, DC 20006-4582 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).