The Impact of Office Automation on Clerical Employment, 1985-2000: Forecasting Techniques and Plausible Futures in Banking and Insurance (Hardback)J.David Roessner (author), Robert Mason (author), A. Perry Schwartz (author), Frederick A. Rossini (author), Alan Porter (author)
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This book identifies and analyzes the various ways in which office automation will have an impact on the future of clerical employment in the banking and insurance industries over the period 1985-2000. By focusing on how office automation could affect both aggregate levels of clerical employment and the nature of clerical tasks, the book offers readers a rich and detailed basis for their thinking and action concerning office automation. It also presents a newly developed forecasting method that can be used by analysts and researchers to investigate in detail the potential effects that rapidly changing technologies could have on work and workers.
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
?The computer revolution has received widespread attention in recent years because of the surge of jobs in many high-tech industries. The authors of this book explore the other side of the coin by examinig the employment implications of recent advances in office technology. Focusing on the banking and insurance industries, and based on a variety of carefully developed methodologies, they offer a forecast of likely employment losses among clerical employees. The authors also review the limitations of current public policies charged with ameliorating this kind of labor problem and offer several prescriptions for change. The book is well written and reflects a very capable research effort on a timely subject. A useful resource for anyone interested in labor market problems, human resources policy, or personnel planning techniques.?-CHOICE