EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Robinson, James D. III
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The effect of new technologies on business; specifically, the business application of data processing and telecommunications. Is technology friend or foe? How Japan has handled the new technologies. How business, government, and labour are paying attention to the positive side of the new technologies. Issues of automation and its effect on employee motivation, morale and productivity. Divergent perspectives indicate ambivalent feelings. Some differences in technological status between Canada and the U.S. Electronic Funds Transfer Systems and the cashless society. The concern about financial privacy and privacy in general. The effect of technology within institutions. The need for businesses to address themselves to the impact of technological change on the individual and society if technology is to work in our favour.