Print Email Facebook Twitter Dominant technology and organization: Impacts of digital technology on skills Title Dominant technology and organization: Impacts of digital technology on skills Author Dhondt, S. van der Zee, F. Preenen, P. Kraan, K.O. Oeij, P.R.A. Contributor Bauer, W. (editor) Riedel, O. (editor) Ganz, W. (editor) Hamann, K. (editor) Publication year 2019 Abstract This paper describes a new approach to investigating, unraveling and explaining the implications of digital technologies for skills. To do so, the paper develops an approach to assess technology in companies in a more precise way, building on three main arguments. Firstly, current approaches to the subject treat all (new and emerging) technologies as equal. A more specific approach to technology is needed. Secondly, instead of starting from the potential of digital technologies, the focus should be on how technology investment decisions of companies are actually taken. Companies do not automatically reason from the available technology potential, but rather build on their current technology and capital stock and competitive position (the potential of technology). Thirdly, the organizational context should be considered. The actual use of skills in companies is strongly related to the organizational context. This is identified as the dominant organizational context. Based on these three main arguments, a new framework for work and skills technology impact research is suggested. Subsequently, the framework is applied to two professions in Dutch industry. Subject TechnologyOrganizationSkill DevelopmentFuture of ManufacturingIndustry 4.0Work DesignDigital Skills To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:b90b108f-5d1f-4b81-ac90-397d31381054 TNO identifier 871894 Publisher Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering, Stuttgart Source International perspectives and research on the Future of work, International scientific symposium, Stuttgart July 2019, 186-205 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.