The Impact of Digital Technology on Work

17 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2019

See all articles by Santiago Melián-González

Santiago Melián-González

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - University Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TIDES)

Date Written: March 15, 2019

Abstract

Digital technologies have deeply pervaded the economy and society, and, in turn, the world of work. Twenty-five years ago a worker would have been amazed by some of the current characteristics of the labor market and company practices. Thus, progress in information technologies has potential effects on the number of workers who telework. Some technology-based practices of present-day companies can unfavorably affect their employees’ wellbeing. In addition, there is a new labor market, the digital labor market, where individuals work through Internet platforms. Simultaneously, there is a debate about automation because there are signs that the traditional labor market is being shaken by the more advanced information technologies. This article addresses these topics in an attempt to portray new aspects of the contemporary world of work.

Keywords: teleworking, worker wellbeing, worker electronic word of mouth, digital labor market, automation

JEL Classification: J21, J23, J24, J40, J46, J81, M54

Suggested Citation

Melián-González, Santiago, The Impact of Digital Technology on Work (March 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3353258 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3353258

Santiago Melián-González (Contact Author)

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - University Institute of Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (TIDES) ( email )

Facultad de Economía, Empresa y Turismo
Campus Universitario de Tafira
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas 35017
Spain
+34928451784 (Phone)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
160
Abstract Views
601
rank
218,907
PlumX Metrics