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Arslan A., Ruman A., Naughton S., Tarba S.Y. (2021) Human Dynamics of Automation and Digitalisation of Economies: Discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities. In: Park S.H., Gonzalez-Perez M.A., Floriani D.E. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42412-1_31

Human dynamics of automation and digitalisation of economies : discussion on the challenges and opportunities

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Author: Arslan, Ahmad1; Ruman, Asif1; Naughton, Sean2;
Organizations: 1Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Finland
2Business School, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK
3Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020101384001
Language: English
Published: Palgrave macmillan, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-10-07
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Abstract

This chapter addresses the automation and digitalisation of the economies by specifically focusing on their influences on humans—primarily employed workers. Initially, this chapter highlights trends in this regard by specifically referring to artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and three-dimensional (3-D) manufacturing. This is followed by a specific discussion on the people-specific challenges—especially concerning the job losses in Europe. We also use publicly available statistics to complement the arguments presented in this concern. After this, our chapter discusses the opportunities for humans emanating through these technological advancements. We highlight new work and entrepreneurial possibilities that are emerging as a result of these advancements. Finally, this chapter also refers to the new skill set need that will allow individuals to take advantage of these opportunities.

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ISBN: 978-3-030-42412-1
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-42411-4
Pages: 613 - 629
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-42412-1_31
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42412-1_31
Host publication: The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era
Host publication editor: Park, Seung Ho
Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra
Floriani, Dinorá Eliete
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
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Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2021 under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Park S.H., Gonzalez-Perez M.A., Floriani D.E. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Sustainability in the Digital Era. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42412-1_31.