Originally published in 1985, this book analyses the extent and way in which technological change determines the utilisation of labour in less developed economies. The book compares firms which are technologically very advanced with firms which use less sophisticated machinery and equipment, and analyses how technology shapes their demand for labour. It is concerned with the impact of technological change on the utilisation of labour in terms of number of jobs, recruitment, training, skill requirements, labour turnover, wages and internal mobility; it also investigates the impact on the utilisation of external labour in the form of subcontracting of small producers and employment of outworkers.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part One|25 pages
Technological Change and Labour Utilisation in Manufacturing Industry: A Review of the Literature
part Two|123 pages
Technology and Labour in Brazilian Industry
part Three|51 pages
Towards an Understanding Of Industrial Labour Processes In Developing Countries