Conceptual research framework
This chapter outlines the survey instrument that underpins the reporting of the information contained in all but two of the country studies. Individual factors are associated with the effects of these choices on employees, workplaces, jobs and skills. Finally, organisational factors include the impacts on the organisation as a whole due to the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. In addition, the proposed conceptual framework includes the individual and organisational factors moderating the relationships between strategic factors. The extant literature demonstrates strong empirical support for the Technology Acceptance Model as an analytical framework for examining the links between the 4IR and the Future of Work. The survey also comprised questions designed to provide an understanding of the current technological stage of the organisations being surveyed, the current skill levels of employees, and the different types of technologies being used in organisations. A further section comprised questions regarding the role of government policies.