Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201343
Authors: 
Zysman, John
Kenney, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ETLA Report 61
Abstract: 
This report argues that computer-intensive automation (CIAutomation) is likely to change the nature of work and manufacturing value creation in the emerging Platform Economy. The industrial and service changes based on low-cost computation, as they become more generalized, may reverse Robert Gordon’s observations about the slowing growth in productivity. However, the increased adoption of CIAutomation also poses profound dilemmas for society that revolve around whether this automation will be used to solely to replace workers or can be integrated into production of goods and services in ways that augment human capacities and intelligence. Finally, we speculate upon the role of the state in in governing and shaping the emergence of the Platform Economy.
Subjects: 
Platforms
Automation
Gig economy
Governance
Public policy
JEL: 
D78
L86
O33
Document Type: 
Research Report

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