First published in 1970. This book is concerned with the examination and assessment of the impact of changes in technology on companies in three selected industries: printing, steel and chemicals. Its main focus is on the employment and associated labour market effects of technological change; but part of the rationale for the study as a whole has been to relate these effects to the technological environment of each industry. Accordingly, a good deal of attention has been paid to the character of the innovations themselves and to their implications for the industries in general terms. This title will be of interest to students of Business Studies and Economics.
Preface; Part One: Introduction; 1. An Introduction to the Study; Part Two: The Printing Industry; 2. The Structure of the Industry 3. The Employment Effects of Technological Change 4. The Adjustment to Technological Change; Part Three: The Steel Industry; 5. The Industrial Background 6. The Trend of Technological Change 7. Manpower Problems of Adjustment; Part Four: The Chemical Industry; 8. The Structure of the Chemical Industry 9. Technological Change in the Chemical Industry 10. Technological Change and the Labour Force; Part Five: Selected Issues; 11. Manning Standards and Wages 12. Redundancy, Retraining and Resettlement 13. Technological Change and Manpower Policy; Index