Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 February 2019

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190901769

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The Globotics Upheaval

Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Richard Baldwin

  • Compelling analysis of how a new form of globalization will combine with software robots to disrupt service-sector and professional jobs in the same way automation and trade disrupted manufacturing jobs in the past
  • Puts today's disruption in the context of two historical cycles where technological impulses produced economic transformations, upheavals, backlashes, and resolutions
  • Provides a concise overview of what types of jobs will be affected by software robots and pervasive translation that open new opportunities for outsourcing to tele-migrants
  • Argues persuasively that future jobs will be more human and involve more face-to-face contact since software robots and tele-migrants will do everything else

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