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The future of work

  • Driven by the exponential increase in the computational power of machines, data digitalization and scientific advancement in robotics and automation, the current wave of technological change is seemingly unprecedented in speed and scale. It transforms manufacturing and businesses making them more flexible, decentralized and efficient (Lasi et al. 2014). Even though technological change is nothing new, some argue that it is different this time. The new technologies have not only the potential to substitute labor (Nomaler and Verspagen 2018), they also change the way people work. The trend towards new forms of employment is no longer a marginal phenomenon.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Franziska Gassmann
Parent Title (English):Schüring, Loewe (Eds.): Handbook on Social Protection Systems
Number of pages:12
First Page:676
Last Page:687
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Place of publication:Cheltenham, UK
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2021/08/10
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Sozialpolitik und Soziale Sicherung
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 361 Soziale Probleme und Sozialhilfe im Allgemeinen
Entry in this database:2021/08/20
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International