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August 22, 2023

Organisational Adoption of Automation Technologies Literature Review

Published as part of the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing - supported with a grant from the Nuffield Foundation - this paper by James Hayton provides a review of research on technology adoption, and its impact on work and workers. It summarises key strands of evidence about technology adoption, from the diffusion of innovations paradigm, rational choice models of technology adoption, the sociotechnical systems perspective, and the social construction of technology perspective. It then concludes with a description of the next phase of the research project within the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing, which builds from this evidence.

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