Work In The Digital Age: Challenges Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Max NeufeindWork In The Digital Age: Challenges Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Max Neufeind

Work In The Digital Age: Challenges Of The Fourth Industrial Revolution

EditorMax Neufeind, Jacqueline O'reilly, Florian Ranft

Paperback | June 1, 2018

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Shining a light on the very different experiences of work in the digital age, this book provides a unique contribution to the reform discussion on the consequences of the fourth industrial revolution. Drawing on a wide range of international expertise, contributors examine important policy challenges arising from the transformation of work as a result of the introduction of digital technology at work. Authors in this volume discuss the effects of automation, platform business models, stagnating productivity, increasing regional disparities, and rising levels of inequality within and between countries. They consider how to unlock the vast economic and social potential of new technologies and the implications for policy reform to meet these challenges. Mastering them requires developing a new inclusive narrative and progressive reform agenda. Such an agenda would be economic and political, and not determined universally by technology. The narrative is not only about what policymakers need to do, which is rather a lot. It is also about reforming established organisations and institutions, understanding new emerging players and supporting disaffected citizens in how the effects of these changes are going to affect their lives. The authors clearly pinpoint what needs to be done to support the transition to work in the digital era.
Florian Ranft is Head of Policy and International at Policy Network. Jacqueline O'Reilly is Professor of Comparative Human Resources at the University of Sussex Business School. Max Neufeind is a researcher and policy adviser on the future of work.
Title:Work In The Digital Age: Challenges Of The Fourth Industrial RevolutionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:610 pages, 8.33 × 5.48 × 1.41 inShipping dimensions:8.33 × 5.48 × 1.41 inPublished:June 1, 2018Publisher:Policy NetworkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1786609061

ISBN - 13:9781786609069


Table of Contents

Introduction: Identifying The Challenges For Work In The Digital Age Jacqueline O'Reilly, Florian Ranft And Max NeufeindPart I Debating The Fourth Industrial RevolutionA. The Destructive Creation Of Employment In The Digital AgeDestructive Creation: Explaining The Productivity Paradox In The Digital Age (Luc Soete) Entrepreneurial Finance In The Era Of Intelligent Tools And Digital Platforms: Implications And Consequences For Work (Martin Kenney And John Zysman)Gender Equality Prospects And The Fourth Industrial Revolution (Debra Howcroft And Jill Rubery) No Need For Automation Angst, But Automation Policies (Daniel Arnold, Melanie Arntz, Terry Gregory, Susanne Steffes And Ulrich Zierahn)Value Creation In The Data-Driven Economy (Paul Hofheinz) Shaping Structural Change In An Era Of New Technology (Robert D. Atkinson) B. The Changing Face Of Work In The Digital AgeThe Impact Of Artificial Intelligence On Employment (Georgios Petropoulos) Game-Changing Technologies For European Manufacturing (Enrique Fernández-Macías)Mastering The Digital Transformation: An Inclusive Robotisation Agenda (Monique Kremer And Robert Went)Working In The Gig Economy: Insights From Europe (Ursula Huws, Neil H. Spencer, Dag Sverre Syrdal And Kaire Holts) The Platform Economy: Consequences For Labour, Inequality And The Environment (Juliet Schor)Employment And Regulation For Clickworkers (Janine Berg And Valerio De Stefano) C. Labour Relations And The Welfare State In The Digital Age13. Redefining Labour Relations And Capital In The Digital Age (Colin Crouch) 14. Rebalancing Worker Power In The Networked Economy: Toward Collective Regulation Of Outsourced And Precarious Work (Virginia L. Doellgast)15. Collective Action And Bargaining In The Digital Era (Cécile Jolly) 16. British Workers' Rights After Brexit (Kate Bell)17. Why Adaptive Technical Skills Systems Are Needed To Capitalise On The Technological Revolution: Challenges For The UK (Thomas Aubrey) 18. The Politics Of Social Risks And Social Protection In Digitalised Economies (Bruno Palier)19. The Work Of World In 2030: Four Scenarios (Salima Benhamou)Part II: Comparing Digital Discourses High Digital Density EU Countries 20. Denmark: Progressing The Voluntarist Approach (Anna Ilsøe)21. Finland: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks (Jenni Karjalainen)22. Sweden: Will History Lead The Way In An Age Of Robots And Digital Platforms? (Fredrik Söderqvist)23. Netherlands: The Sectoral Impact Of Digitalisation On Employment And Job Quality (Maarten Keune And Fabian Dekker) B. Medium Digital Density EU Countries 24. Belgium: Reinvigorating The Self-Regulated Labour Market Model (Patrizia Zanoni) 25. UK: Preparing For The Digital Revolution (Olivia Bailey And Andrew Harrop)26. Ireland: How To Escape The Low Learning Trap In A Runaway Labour Market (Seán Ó Riain And Amy E. Healy) 27. Austria: Challenging The Perception Of Technology As An End In Itself (Jörg Flecker) 28. Germany: Rebalancing The Coordinated Market Economy In Times Of Disruptive Technologies (Sven Rahner And Michael Schönstein)29. Spain: After The Storm - At The Crossroads Between Employment, Job Quality And Technological Change (Rafael Grande)30. Portugal: Preparing The Next Generation (Joana A. Vicente) C. Low Digital Density EU Countries 31. France: Moving Up The Digital Ranks? (Enzo Weber) 32. Central And Eastern Europe: Raising Living Standards Through Innovation-Driven Growth (Jan Drahokoupil) 33. Slovenia: The Grassroots, Trade Unions And Empowering The Young (Aleksandra Kanjuo Mrcela)34. Latvia: A Case Of Paradigmatic Misalignment (Dmitrijs Kravcenko)35. Poland: Developing A Smart Digital Agenda (Maria Skóra)36. Italy: Prioritising Human Capital (Carlotta De Franceschi)37. Greece: In Search Of Growth, Work And Welfare After The Crisis (Sotiria Theodoropoulou) D. Global Perspectives38. Canada: Opportunities For The Many? (Juan Gomez And Rafael Gomez)39. US: Balancing Risks And Improving Job Quality In A Changing Economy (Arne L. Kalleberg)40. India: Livelihoods In A Digital Age Of Manufacturing (Marc Saxer)Conclusion: Political Realities And A Reform Agenda For The Digital AgeMax Neufeind, Florian Ranft And Jacqueline O'Reilly

Editorial Reviews

We are living in a time of major change in the labour market. Automation is altering both the amount and the nature of work as well as the skills, protections, and opportunities of people in all corners of society. Coming alongside unprecedented advances in human health and the ageing of populations, these changes throw up many challenges for policymakers. The proposals outlined in this impressive collection are an important contribution to the conversation about how to enable all citizens to have the opportunities they need to succeed in the new world of work.