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Working for the Future: Technology and Employment in the Global Knowledge Economy

The upheavals in many economies in 1997 and 1998, including the 'miracle economies' of East Asia, are further evidence of the powerful forces at work in the world economy. This book studies the global knowledge economy which is emerging as a result of these technological and policy forces, and explores its impact in various areas. Particular attention is given to its impact on the nature of work, on the skill composition of employment and on unemployment. While the study is set in an international context, the central focus is on the implications for Australia and on the overall response which Australia should make to this central challenge.

Edited by Peter Sheehan and Greg Tegart Published 1998 A$39.50 ISBN 1-87533-848-9

To order this publication contact vises@vu.edu.au

Table of Contents

Introduction Peter Sheehan and Greg Tegart

Academy Study: Interim Reports: A Preliminary Analysis of the Issues Greg Tegart, Ron Johnston and Peter Sheehan

1. The Rise of the Global Knowledge Economy Peter Sheehan and Galina Tikhomirova

2. The Nation in the Global Knowledge Economy Peter Sheehan and Galina Tikhomirova

3. The New Manufacturing: Linkages between Production and Service Activities Peter Sheehan and Nick Pappas

4. Organisational Innovation, Structural Change and the Standard of Living Nick Pappas

5. Technology, Skills and the Changing Nature of Work Yvonne Dunlop and Peter Sheehan

6. Changes in the Demand for Skilled Labour in Australia Nick Pappas

7. Unemployment Trends in Australia and the US: The Natural Rate, Wage Flexibility and Path Dependence Bob Gregory and Pete Sheehan

Academy Study - Final Report: Conclusions and Implications for Policy Greg Tegart, Ron Johnston and Peter Sheehan