Social and Labour Implications of the Increased Use of Advanced Retail Technologies: Report for Discussion at the Tripartite Meeting on the Social and Labour Implications of the Increased Use of Advanced Retail Technologies
International Labour Organization, 2006 - Labor supply - 53 pages
This report has been prepared as the basis for discussion at the ILO tripartite meeting on the 'Social and Implications of the Increased use of Advanced Retail Technologies', held from 18 to 20 September 2006 in Geneva. The objective of the meeting is to examine the role of new technologies in shaping the business employment scene, focusing on the introduction of radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies in the retail sector.
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