Print Email Facebook Twitter Dominant Technology and Organization Title Dominant Technology and Organization: Impact of Digital Technology on Skills Author Dhondt, S. van der Zee, F. Preenen, P. Kraan, K.O. Oeij, P.R.A. Contributor Schaffers, H. (editor) Vartiainen, M. (editor) Bus, J. (editor) Publication year 2020 Abstract This chapter describes a new approach to investigate, unravel, and explain the implications of digital technologies for skills. To do so, the chapter 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 Skill developmentFuture of manufacturingIndustry 4.0Work designDigital skills To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f3335af0-9ef6-457b-b0bd-3d541d4b84bc TNO identifier 946813 Publisher Rivers Publishers, Gistrup (Denmark) ISBN 9788770222204 Source Digital Innovation and the Future of Work, 259-284 Document type bookPart Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.