Employment 5.0: The work of the future and the future of work.

KOLADE, Seun and OWOSENI, Adebowale (2022). Employment 5.0: The work of the future and the future of work. Technology in Society, 71: 102086.

Kolade and Owoseni Employment 5.0.pdf - Published Version
Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (4MB) | Preview
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Link to published version:: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102086


This systematic review brings together the collection of recent scholarly outputs on the disruptive impact of digital transformation on the work. This paper draws from a sample of 68 outputs from 2011 to 2022. We identify three key theoretical perspectives: socio-technical systems theory, skill-biased technological change, and political economy of digital transformation. The articles provide complementary insights on cross-cutting themes of technological unemployment, wage inequality and job polarization. They also highlight often conflicting views about technology ownership, work-less utopia, education reforms and the imperative of human-centricity in appropriation of technology. Drawing on the findings across the whole spectrum of theoretical and analytical perspectives, we offer critical reflections about the factors that will define the work of the future, in terms of skills, creativity and opportunities for autonomous workers. We also discuss the political and institutional processes that will shape the future of work. Finally, we offer recommendations for future research and policy interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1608 Sociology; Business & Management; 4410 Sociology
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2022.102086
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 May 2023 10:25
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 14:48
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/31880

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics