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    Technological change, bargaining power, and wages

    Guy, Frederick (2014) Technological change, bargaining power, and wages. In: Westlake, Stian (ed.) Our Work Here is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy. London, UK: Nesta, pp. 103-110. ISBN 9781848751521.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: “The robots are taking our jobs!” Not long ago, this worry was the stuff of science fiction. Now, as self–driving cars take to the streets and robots fill our warehouses and factories, it is entering mainstream political debate around the world. This raises important questions for all of us. How society uses new technologies is not a foregone conclusion. It depends on political decisions, cultural norms and economic choices as much as on the technologies themselves. This book looks at the phenomenon of new robot technologies, asks what impact they might have on the economy, and considers how governments, businesses and individuals should respond to them. Because technological change is a complex business, it includes views from a range of disciplines, including economics, engineering, history, philosophy and innovation studies.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 14:03
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:11
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10550

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