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Projects | August 3, 2020

Regions and Industries

Suzanne Berger, Elisabeth Reynolds, Frank Levy, Susan Helper, Daniel Traficonte, Anna Waldman-Brown

A host of institutions and organizations, as well as norms and policies, shape the relationship between technology, workers, and society more broadly. Institutions and organizations include firms, governments, labor organizations, local labor markets, as well as civic, charitable, political, and religious organizations. Norms and policies, meanwhile, shape expectations and guide behavior. Through an industry lens, we are researching trends in several industries in terms of technology adoption, changing skills requirements and overall changes to work and jobs. Advanced manufacturing and healthcare are two of the industries that are being examined. Comparative within-country, cross-region analyses as well as cross-country analysis will examine how different labor markets, communities, as well as countries, are responding to these technological advances and workplace changes.

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MIT Global Research Network

Elisabeth Reynolds Executive Director, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center; Principal Research Scientist; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Timothy Sturgeon Senior Researcher, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Jason Jackson Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Urban Planning
Charles Fine Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

The Global Research Network is an MIT-led network of researchers, generating comparative international research to help reach data-driven conclusions on topics related to the work of the future and other relevant topics.

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Regions and Industries

Suzanne Berger Raphael Dorman-Helen Starbuck Professor of Political Science
Elisabeth Reynolds Executive Director, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future; Executive Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center; Principal Research Scientist; Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Frank Levy Rose Professor Emeritus, MIT
Susan Helper Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Daniel Traficonte PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Anna Waldman-Brown Research Associate and PhD Student

MIT WotF task force researches trends in several industries in terms of technology adoption, changing skills requirements and overall changes to work and jobs.

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