Automation and industrial workers: a fifteen nation study
Jan Forslin, Frank Adler, Adam Sarapata, Arthur Murray Whitehill, European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences
Pergamon Press, 1981 - Technology & Engineering - 721 pages
Results of a 15-nation research project on the impact of automation on work content, work conditions & worker attitudes. Compares the impact of automation on two different socio-economic systems.
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analysis aspects attitudes automated and non-automated automated departments automated jobs automated machines automated units automated work places automation level batch production changes characteristics city factory CM CM collective conventional machines correlation country factory cycle workers decisions differences economic equipment evaluation extent higher important influence interest interviewed job groups job satisfaction job security labour level of automation machine operators machinery maintenance man-machine system manual mental strain NA-units NC machines non-automated departments non-automated units non-operators observations participation percent percentage physical strain Plant 1 Plant polarisation positive possibilities production process qualification ratings relations requirements responsibility rH rH sample scale set-up shop steward significant situation skilled operators skilled workers social socialist socialist emulation stress structure supervisors t-test Table task organisation technological progress tool trade union transfer line variables wages workers on automated workplace