Work Organisation in Industry: Practices of Use of IT in Portugal

SOWING Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-23, 2000

23 Pages Posted: 18 Mar 2008

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António B. Moniz

UNL-FCT; Institut für Technik­folgen­abschätzung und Systemanalyse; IET-CICS.NOVA

Abstract

The innovation in the employment behaviour is particularly clear in what concerns the sector composition of the employment changes: the persistent decrease of the industrial employment (even if within a framework of some recovery of the industrial product), a slight expansion in the employment on the tertiary sector, and an important growth of the employment in the construction and public works activities. We can identify then a considerable sector mutation concerning the industrial and the services sectors but also a growth of the atypical forms of employment. Portugal continues not being able to respond to the labour market needs (improvement in the education sector is critical to the catch-up process). The Portuguese cases studied point out to organisational changes supported by ICT, but not determined/induced by it. For most of the changes that were recently developed, ICT had an important role. We didn't found explicit technological determinism in the relation between ICT and social exclusion.

Keywords: Information Society, employment, technology determinism

JEL Classification: J40, J82, O33

Suggested Citation

Moniz, Antonio Brandao, Work Organisation in Industry: Practices of Use of IT in Portugal. SOWING Conference Proceedings, pp. 1-23, 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1106650

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