Microelectronics and Society

Microelectronics and Society

For Better or for Worse

1st Edition - February 26, 1982

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  • Editors: G. Friedrichs, A. Schaff
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292908

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Through automation and miniaturisation, microelectronics has vast potential for thrusting society into a new phase. It promises to revolutionise the information handling aspects of our lives. But to gain maximum benefit from this breakthrough, microelectronics must be harnessed to society's needs. To help this process a multidisciplinary group of authors has prepared a report to the Club of Rome on the likely impact of microelectronics on our futures


For general readers interested in societal change and particularly managers, trade unionists, social scientists and information technologists

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Introduction: a new industrial revolution or just another technology?, A. King

    The technology, T.R. Ide

    The technology applied, R. Curnow & S. Curran

    The impact on the enterprise, B. Lamborghini

    The worker and the workplace, J. Evans

    Microelectronics and macroeconomics, G. Friedrichs

    A Third World perspective, J.F. Rada

    Microelectronics in war, F. Barnaby

    Information technology and society, K. Lenk

    Microelectronics and world interdependence, A. King

    Occupation versus work, A. Schaff

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: February 26, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483292908

About the Editors

G. Friedrichs

Affiliations and Expertise

German Metalworkers Union, Frankfurt, FRG

A. Schaff

Affiliations and Expertise

European Coordination Centre for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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