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The Employment Impact of Innovation

Evidence and Policy, 1st Edition

Edited by Mario Pianta, Marco Vivarelli


240 pages

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pub: 2000-03-09
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The diffusion of information and communication technologies is rapidly changing the structure of advanced economies, raising new problems of technological unemployment. The view that market forces can easily counterbalance the labour-saving impact of innovation is contrasted in this book with empirical findings on aggregate compensation effects and on the consequences of product, process and organizational innovation in industries and services. After examining several policy aspects, new employment-friendly economic and innovation policies are proposed.


'Anyone interested in issues around innovation and new technology, and around employment, unemployment and the future of work are highly recommended to read this book.' - Research Policy

'This book constitutes a welcome contribution to the understanding of a crucial, complex, and often wrongly simplified phenomenon.' - Journal of Economics

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General