Projekte Prof. Dr. Julia Püschel
Digitalization and Work 4.0
This project explores and analyzes the ways in which digitalization transforms our labor markets and what these changes imply on a socio-economic and political level. Technological change has consistently and profoundly reshaped labor markets, at least since the first industrial revolution. With the beginning of the 21st century, we are witnessing yet another fundamental change in the way we produce, which will significantly alter our lives, most directly through the way we work. Computers and human beings are increasingly intertwined in ever more complex production processes. Over the last 30 years, computers have substituted for a number of jobs, ranging from manufacturing to the service sector. With the recent proliferation of digital data (‘big data’) the scope of what computers can do has expanded once again. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has turned ‘Just-in-Time’ from a production technique to a way of life, profoundly reorganizing the economic structure and political arrangements of our society. The increasing availability of digital data and high speed communication technologies opened up new opportunities for when, where, by whom and how jobs can be done. Which effects will these developments have on the organization of the work environment in terms of time (e.g. flexibilization) and space (e.g. offshoring)? How has technological change shaped the employment relationship in the United States - and, in comparison, in Europe – and what conclusions can we extrapolate for the future of work?
Labor(-ing) Data: Still Appropriate for New Empirical Approaches in Labor Economics?
Robots and Humans: Caring for Others - Testing the demand for Frey and Osborne’s Categories in Labor Market Data for the US and Germany.
Bundling of Tasks: New Artisans and the Future of Work.
Relevante Workshops und Kursangebote:
Digitalization and the Future of Work. Interdisciplinary Workshop at the DGfA Annual Meeting 2017. Hannover June 2017
Man-Machine: Work 4.0. Interdisciplinary MA course. Winter term 2017/18