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The volume presents the, partially updated, contributions to the first European Workshop on Research & Development strategies in work and technology. The 45 contributions from
9 countries sum up essential aspects and features of national programmes in the field as well as in related
European and international labour organizations (ILO)
activities. The role of the labour market parties as major agents is discussed. Approaches to gap the basic conflict between human and social goals vs. economic reasoning in this field are dealt with. The potential integration of ecological goals in present and future activities as well as holistic approaches in R&D are treated under strategic aspects. Forms and problems of dissemination and transfer of relevant know-how are another point under consideration.
Future aspects of the German and other national and international programmes finalize the volume. A survey on national and European programmes in the field is appended.
European Problem Areas of Coordinating Research and Development Strategies in Work and Technology.- Plenary Session Goals and Strategies of the Labour Market Parties and Institutions Involved.- Trends and Perspectives in Work Life.- Trade Unions’ Objectives and Demands for Research and Development in the Field of Work and Technology.- The Role of Research in the Development of Work and Technology.- European and National Programmes in the Field of Work and Technology: Achievements, Shortcomings, Perspectives.- Worker Training: Competing in the New International Economy.- Plenary Discussion.- Plenary Discussion of the Role of Labour Market Parties and Institutions Involved.- Contributions to Parallel Sessions A: Economic Versus Human and Social Goals in Work and Technology Research.- Developing Job Content Raises the Quality of Production.- Occupational Safety and Economic Efficiency — Procedures for the Extended Economic Efficiency Calculations.- Workers’ Participation — An Instrument to Achieve Productivity, Innovation with Human and Social Goals.- Productivity — Working Conditions — Environment — Search for an Integrated Concept.- Intangible Assets: The Capital Aspect of Cost-Benefit Analysis.- The Contribution of Practice Oriented Promotion of Research and Development to a Modern Evaluation of Work.- B: Integrated Concepts of Health Prevention, Industrial Safety and Ecological Requirements (including the European Dimension).- Integrated Concepts of Health Prevention, Industrial Safety and Ecological Requirements.- Programme against Musculoskeletal Injuries.- Prevention in the Programme on Work and Technology — Contribution with Regard to Safety at Work in Practice.- Dangerous Substances Database of the West German Federal States G Albracht in cooperation with.- Human Work in Advanced Technical Environments and Anthropocentric Production Systems in the Context of the CEC Monitor/FAST Programme.- New Preventive Concepts in Occupational Safety and Health.- Strategies for Improving Occupational Health and Occupational Safety in Medium-Sized Enterprises — Approach of the RKW — the Productivity Center of the Federal Republic of Germany.- C: Holistic and Innovative Concepts of Work and Technology.- Policy Considerations for Anthropocentric Research and Development.- The LOM Programme — Swedish Experiences and Assessments.- The Learning Organization: Swedish Concepts — Aims and Experiences from two of the Swedish Work Environment Fund’s R&D Programmes.- Working Structure and Production Planning in Accordance with the Employees’ Participation — An Integral Approach —.- Material Flow Analysis, Sociotechnology and Naturally Grouped Assembly Work for Automobiles and Trucks.- The Need for Holistic and Innovative Research: Approaches in Studying Work.- Assessing Work Organisation Needs in the Light of New Technology.- Sociocultural Change and Unity of Purpose in Policies Concerning the Organisation of Work.- Integrated Work and Technology Concept in Craft Trade — Initial Regional Experience During the Establishment of a Bremen State Program “Work and Technology”.- D: Strategies to Transfer and to Disseminate Knowledge and Know How in the Field of Work and Technology.- Better Knowledge Transfer to Support Changes in Working Life.- The Swedish Commission for the Development of Competence and Skill in Working Life.- Implementation and Dissemination of the Results of Research into Occupational Safety and Health — Selected Examples from Enterprises.- Implementation and Dissemination of Acquired Scientific Knowledge and Practical Experience within Enterprises in the Field of Work and Technology: Progress and Problems (The Viewpoint Held by German Employers).- Research and Development in the Field of Work and Technology.- The HABUT-Program and its Development Measures.- Human-Oriented Organizational Design and Management in Plants with an Advanced CNC-Technology — Research Findings from 29 Swedish Enterprises.- Reports on the Parallel Sessions.- Reports on the Parallel Sessions.- Closing Session Work and Technology Programmes — The Need for Adjustment and Innovation.- Today’s Work and Tomorrow’s Work — Lessons from an ILO Project.- Work and Technology Programmes — The Need for Adjustment and Innovation.- Some Concluding Remarks.- A Short Summary and Tentative Conclusions of a European Workshop.- Plenary Discussion.- Plenary Discussion of Work and Technology Programmes.- Annex.- National and European Programmes of Research and Development in Work and Technology.- List of Authors.