Human Capital Accumulation and the Transition from Specialization to Multi-Tasking
Macroeconomic Dynamics,12: 320-344
28 Pages Posted: 31 May 2007 Last revised: 11 Dec 2013
Date Written: 2008
This paper provides theoretical foundations to the contemporaneous increase in computer usage, human capital and multi-tasking observed in many OECD countries during the 1990s. The links between work organization, technology and human capital is modelled by establishing theconditions under which firms allocatethew orkers' timeamong several productive tasks. Organizational change is then analysed in a dynamic perspective as the transition from specialization towards multi-tasking emphasizing its technological and educational determinants.
Keywords: information technologies, organizational change, human capital, specialization, multi-tasking, dynamics.
JEL Classification: J22, J24, L23, O33, C62.
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