Psychological Correlates of Technological Unemployment

Category: Marketing Seminar
When: 15 January 2019
, 12:15
 - 13:30
Where: Campus Westend, RuW 1.201
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Stefano Puntoni (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Today’s rapid advances in robotics and artificial intelligence increasingly enable firms to replace employees with intelligent machines and algorithms. Forecasts predict that, in the coming years, these new technologies will have a major impact on society and will affect millions of workers in a wide range of occupations. Despite the intense debate around these issues taking place within economics, sociology, and other social sciences, research has not examined how people—both employees and consumers—react to technological replacement of human labor. We address this gap by examining responses to job losses due to modern technology.


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