Research and Development in Work and Technology

Proceedings of a European Workshop Dortmund, Germany, 23–25 October 1990

  • Hans Pornschlegel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction European Problem Areas of Coordinating Research and Development Strategies in Work and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Pornschlegel
      Pages 3-11
    3. Carl A. Asklöf
      Pages 13-14
  3. Plenary Session Goals and Strategies of the Labour Market Parties and Institutions Involved

  4. Plenary Discussion

  5. Contributions to Parallel Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Economic Versus Human and Social Goals in Work and Technology Research

    3. Integrated Concepts of Health Prevention, Industrial Safety and Ecological Requirements (including the European Dimension)

    4. Holistic and Innovative Concepts of Work and Technology

    5. Strategies to Transfer and to Disseminate Knowledge and Know How in the Field of Work and Technology

  6. Reports on the Parallel Sessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Buβmann
      Pages 329-336
  7. Closing Session Work and Technology Programmes — The Need for Adjustment and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Eckhard Lübbert, Jost-H. von dem Knesebeck
      Pages 345-353
    3. Carl A. Asklöf
      Pages 355-356
  8. Plenary Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363

About these proceedings


European Problem Areas of Coordinating Research and Development Strategies in Work and Technology Introduction Hans Pomschlegel, Dortmund, Germany 1. Initiative and Organizers During several meetings in Stockholm between the Swedish-German steering group of the Swedish Work Environment Fund (Arbetsmiljofonden) and the Project Ad­ ministration for Work and Technology (Projekttrager Arbeit und Technik) of the DLR it was common opinion that the coordination of some programme areas and projects of both sides, and the cooperation within them, showed good progress and fruitful results. Contacts and cooperation between research institutions and researchers were also well underway. But there was never time to discuss political, strategic and operational approaches in the formulation, interpretation and implementation of research and development (R&D) strategies in the common fields of activities, labelled "quality of working life", "humanization", anthropocentric design concepts, work and technology, to mention the most common terms in English. Last year the Sozialakademie Dortmund proposed to the Swedish and German parties to organize a workshop devoted to this cause. The idea was immediately taken up; the German side suggested that such a gathering should not only express German and Swedish voices but should be extended to a wider, European forum. The workshop could then better deal with the relations between the relevant national, European and possibly international programmes. It would allow deeper insights into the underlying political structures and mechanisms, the system of cooperation and conflict solving between publicly financed programmes, promoted institutions and expected results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Pornschlegel
    • 1
  1. 1.Sozialakademie DortmundDortmund 1Germany

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