Human Centred Systems in the Global Economy: Proceedings from the International Workshop on Industrial Cultures and Human-Centred Systems Held by Tokyo Keizai University in Tokyo 1990 by Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG (Paperback, 1992)
The arrival of the information society in Japan has radically altered the industrial structure, work patterns and cultural values of its society. The invation and implementation of information techlogy has accelerated this change and made its effects more profoundly felt. Because of this, there is w a need to widen the debate on human-centred manufacturing systems to include broader issues such as industrial culture, international ecomies and global kwledge. Human Centred Systems in the Global Ecomy contains the proceedings of an international workshop held at Tokyo Keizai University which looked at the design of human-centred systems in the context of these techlogical and social changes. The workshop attracted contributions from internationally kwn researchers in Europe, Japan, the USA, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the USSR. The resulting volume is unique in that it addresses the relationship of information techlogy to Japanese society as a whole, rather than concentrating on technical issues. The papers have been divided into three areas, covering the structure, dimensions, and policies and perspectives of the information society. Specific areas covered include: social and cultural shaping of techlogy, ecomic interdependence, techlogy and kwledge transfer, computer-aided design, management culture and communication techlogies. Human Centred Systems in the Global Ecomy provides a comprehensive assessment of the debates on human-centred systems and will be of interest to people in a wide variety of disciplines including information techlogy, ecomic development, management science and related studies of social science and humanities.
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