People in Future Factories and Offices: With an Introduction to Some Special Opportunities and Problems for an Aging Workforce

  • Gordon H. Robinson
  • Gerald Nadler
  • James G. Peterson
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 24)


A major difficulty with the topic of future factories or offices is that the mind usually grasps it visually, as a static picture at a specific time—the year 2000 has been popular. This conceptual limitation is significant in debates and planning regarding new technological possibilities and new opportunities and problems for people at work.


Social System Technical System Organization Design Young Worker Technological Possibility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon H. Robinson
    • 1
  • Gerald Nadler
    • 2
  • James G. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Industrial EngineeringThe University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

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