Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Workforce by Nancy E. Waldeck

By Nancy E. Waldeck

First released in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa corporation.

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Researchers have also examined the individual AMTs of robotics and group technology (GT). Argote, Goodman and Schkade (1983) collected data at two points in time from a company that installed robots to examine worker attitudes on subjects including benefits. Among the results, workers over the two time periods believed that robots would enhance productivity. , dangerous, hot, boring). Group technology (GT) was the subject of a survey sent to nonelectrical manufacturers in four states (Knudsen, Jacobs, Conway and Blake, 1993).

Chapter Four contains descriptions of the data analysis processes and survey results. The final section, Chapter Five, contains study conclusions, limitations to the research and suggestions for future research. CHAPTER 2 Literature Review H uman resource practices, including workforce development activities (WDAs) can provide performance benefits to both the organization and the individual worker. In addition, numerous performance benefits are associated with advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs).

3 Research Literature on Benefits of Individual Technologies (AMTs) Empirical Study Gold (1982) Gerwin (1982) Argote, Goodman & Schkade (1983) Byham (1984) Majchzak (1986) Majchzak, Nieva & Newman (1986) 32 Advanced Manufacturing Technologies seven hundred senior human resource professionals in publicly held firms regarding managerial compensation systems and firm performance. , includes items on staffing, training, performance appraisal and communication). Both market-based (Tobin's q) and conventional accounting-based (cash flow) indicators of firm performance measured organizational performance (dependent variable).

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