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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Francisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-21T16:53:08Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-21T16:53:08Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50604-
dc.description.abstractUsing new job requirements data for Britain I show that there has been a rise in various forms of communication tasks: influencing and literacy tasks have grown especially fast, as have self-planning tasks. External communication tasks, and numerical tasks have also become more important, but physical tasks have largely remained unchanged. Although the classification of tasks as programmable or otherwise is found to be problematic, computer use accounts for much of the changed use of generic skills. Going beyond the technology, I investigate whether organisational changes requiring greater employee involvement explain some of the new skill requirements. Using either industry or occupation panel analyses, I find that employee involvement raises the sorts of generic skills that human resource management models predict, in particular three categories of communication skills and self-planning skills. These effects are found to be independent of the effect of computers on generic skills.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aUniv. of Kent, School of Economics |cCanterburyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSchool of Economics discussion papers |x09,03en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ29en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcommunication skillen_US
dc.subject.keywordliteracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordnumeracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomputersen_US
dc.subject.keywordautonomyen_US
dc.subject.stwHumankapitalen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbedingungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Kompetenzen_US
dc.subject.stwComputeren_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleEmployee involvement, technology and job tasksen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn59400330Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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