ERIC Number: ED309270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Training Implications of Technological Change in Manufacturing in New Industrial Countries: The Case of Ireland. Training Policies Discussion Paper No. 14.
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
This report on Ireland is one in a series of studies for a research project designed to identify training and education policies pursued by governments and individual firms that have contributed to innovation, technological adaptation, and skill development in manufacturing. Part 1 describes Ireland's economic, social, and educational structure and provides information on Irish industrial and technology policies, including government training policy. A 29-item bibliography is provided. Part 2 presents details of six case studies of firms that have introduced technological innovations that could be widely applied and diffused elsewhere. These include such innovations as computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, robotic welding, computerized numerical control equipment, and the introduction of microelectronics to factory automation. Each case study is divided into these areas: company profile, innovation, support for innovation, manpower use, profile, innovation, support for innovation, manpower use, training, and testing of 13 hypotheses. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Personnel Policy, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Research and Development, Skill Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211, Geneva 22, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland