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Working Paper | April 15, 2020

Training the Workforce of the Future: Insights from Work-Based Higher Education Programs in Germany and the United States


Inez von Weitershausen Research Associate, Good Companies, Good Jobs

Industrialized economies share concerns about a growing mismatch between employers’ needs and workers’ skills, and how to prepare the 'workforce of the future'.

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Working Paper | April 7, 2020

Redeployment or Robocalypse? Workers and Automation in Ohio Manufacturing SMEs


Anna Waldman-Brown PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Explore how small factory owners conceptualize automation by complementing existing technologies to understand the likelihood of an impending robocalypse.

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Working Paper | April 1, 2020

Job Skills Requirements: Levels and Trends


Michael J. Handel Research Analyst, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

Job skill requirements examined to understand historical trends & current levels, and provide a frame of reference for predicting future job skill requirements.

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Working Paper | January 8, 2020

Independence of Technology and Work Systems


Thomas Kochan George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management Professor, Work and Organization Studies; Co-Director, Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research
John Van Reenen Ronald Coase Chair in Economics and School Professor, London School of Economics; Digital Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Susan Helper Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Alex Kowalski PhD Candidate, MIT Sloan School of Management

A summary of prior evidence on the interrelationships between technology and work systems, related management practices and their effects on economic performance.

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