Technological Change at Work
Open University Press, Jan 1, 1994 - Business & Economics - 290 pages
Focuses on automation in its most pervasive contemporary guise - computing and information technologies. The authors present their own "processual" framework for understanding technological change and its outcomes, and devote attention to the independent influence of the technology itself.
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New technology at work
1 Kondratieff cycles and innovation waves
2 The three different types of automation
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