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Workplace Innovation and the Quality of Working Life in an Age of Uberisation

  • Chris Warhurst
  • Chris Mathieu
  • Sally Wright
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Part of the Aligning Perspectives on Health, Safety and Well-Being book series (AHSW)

Abstract

That innovation can both create and destroy jobs has long been accepted (e.g. Schumpeter 1939). Recent debate on this issue has focused on technological innovation and the purported effects of a mix of automation and robotisation – mass job losses (Frey and Osborne 2013).

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Commission and award project number 649497 ‘Quality of jobs and Innovation generated Employment outcomes’, without which this chapter would not have happened.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Employment ResearchUniversity of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of SociologyLund UniversityLundSweden

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