The Role of the General Manager in the New Economy: Can We Save People from Technology Dysfunctions?

33 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2018

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Jeffrey Pfeffer

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Date Written: April 19, 2018

Abstract

Artificial intelligence may destroy and transform millions of jobs, possibly exacerbating the shift in power from labor to capital. Low birth rates, aging populations, and budgetary stringency leave countries ill-prepared to provide the training and income support to help people transition to an AI-dominated world. Work environments profoundly affect people’s physical and psychological health, health care costs, and company performance. Therefore, general managers’ decisions about work arrangements, will help determine AI’s effects on people.

Suggested Citation

Pfeffer, Jeffrey, The Role of the General Manager in the New Economy: Can We Save People from Technology Dysfunctions? (April 19, 2018). Stanford University Graduate School of Business Research Paper No. 3714. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247251 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3247251

Jeffrey Pfeffer (Contact Author)

Stanford Graduate School of Business ( email )

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Stanford, CA 94305-5015
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