ERIC Number: ED315035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Human Factor in Economic and Technological Change. OECD Educational Monograph No. 3.
Eliasson, Gunnar; Ryan, Paul
This report, representing the culmination of the first phase of an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) project, analyzes the various concepts of human resource development in relationship to structural and technological change. Part I, "The Knowledge Base of an Industrial Economy" (Gunnar Eliasson), begins with a chapter on conflicting political and social concerns in the industrial economy. The nature and development of industrial knowledge, based on published economic historical materials, are then considered in Chapter II. Chapter III focuses on the emerging knowledge requirements of the modern firm, and Chapter IV discusses how the human capital and industrial knowledge needed may be most efficiently produced in modern society. The first part concludes with a 133-item bibliography; some of the titles are in Swedish. In part II, "New Technology and Human Resources" (Paul Ryan), Chapter V addresses the effects of information technology on job content and skills. Chapter VI considers the implications of information technology for human resource development. A 231-item bibliography concludes the second part. (MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).