The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127

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  • Source:
    Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). 50 pp.
  • Publication Date:
    2018
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=ED593405
      Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford, UK OX2 6PY. Tel: +44-1865-611030 e-mail: skope@education.ox.ac.uk; Web site: http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/
    • Peer Reviewed:
      N/A
    • ISSN:
      1466-1535
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      Almost in a blink of the eye the policy focus on the 'knowledge' economy, with mass ranks of high skilled workers, has given way to claims of widespread 'technological unemployment'. This Working Paper will examine competing claims on the relationship between automation, skills and the future of work. It examines the research evidence on the scale of job losses anticipated as a consequence of digital disruption. It presents three scenarios of the impact of digital disruption on future skill requirements, before considering how evidence on automation and digital disruption is used to influence and inform UK government policy interventions on skills, employment and labour markets. In conclusion, we recommend caution in interpreting existing evidence. While high profile reports on digital disruption make for eye-catching headlines, they make for poor policy formulation. A key message is that technology is not destiny. It is human decisions that will determine the future of work.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      -1
    • Physical Description:
      50
    • Journal Code:
      MAY2019
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Accession Number:
      ED593405
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BROWN, P. et al. The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). [s.l.] : Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 19 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Brown P, Lloyd C, Souto-Otero M, University of Oxford UKC on SK and OP (SKOPE). The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127. Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE); 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428. Accessed August 19, 2019.
    • APA:
      Brown, P., Lloyd, C., Souto-Otero, M., & University of Oxford, U. K. C. on S. K. and O. P. (SKOPE). (2018). The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127. Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brown, Phillip, Caroline Lloyd, Manuel Souto-Otero, and United Kingdom), Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) University of Oxford. 2018. “The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127.” Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Brown, P. et al. (2018) The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127, Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 19 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brown, P, Lloyd, C, Souto-Otero, M & University of Oxford, UKC on SK and OP (SKOPE) 2018, The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127, Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 1 November, Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), viewed 19 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Brown, Phillip, et al. “The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127.” Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), 1 Nov. 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brown, Phillip, Caroline Lloyd, Manuel Souto-Otero, and United Kingdom), Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE) University of Oxford. “The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127.” Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE), November 1, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brown P, Lloyd C, Souto-Otero M, University of Oxford UKC on SK and OP (SKOPE). The Prospects for Skills and Employment in an Age of Digital Disruption: A Cautionary Note. SKOPE Research Paper No. 127 [Internet]. Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE). Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE); 2018 Nov [cited 2019 Aug 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=ED593405&custid=s8280428