This Eurofund report reviews the history of the digital revolution to date, placing it in the context of other periods of marked technological advances and examining how technological change interacts with changes in institutions which goes with the technology, innovation and working conditions approach of EANPC.
The contents at a glance:
1. The foundations: Technological and socioeconomic change
Division of labour
Role of institutions
2. Attributes of the digital economy
Flexibility of production
Availability of information
Zero marginal costs
3. Implications for work and employment: Three vectors of change
Automation of work
Digitalisation of processes
Coordination by platforms
The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) is a tripartite European Union Agency, whose role is to provide knowledge in the area of social, employment and work-related policies.