Automation, employment and the Third World: the case of the electronics industy

Dieter Ernst

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[...] The present article explores how computer-based automation is likely to affect international transfer of technology and North-South industrial redeployment in the electronics industry and what implications are to be drawn for employment generation, skill formation and industrial policies in the Third World. [...]
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
PublisherInternational Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1985
Externally publishedYes

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SeriesISS working papers. General series

Bibliographical note

to appear in: Gordon, Richard, and Linda Kimball "Automation, work and employment", University of California Press, Berkley, 1986

This paper draws on research undertaken at the ISS/The Hague as part of the IDPAD Project on Microelectronics. This project deals with the impact of computer-based automation in the worldwide restructuring of the electronics industry and its implications for Third World industrial policies in this field. It is funded by the Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (IDPAD), a long-term research project jointly supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Indian Ministries of Finance and Education.


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