Accession Number : ADP001477

Title :   Employment and Skills,

Corporate Author : ASTON UNIV BIRMINGHAM (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Braun,Ernest

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : (1) The manufacture of semiconductor circuit components is too complex to be contemplated in isolation. Foreign competent firms should only be encouraged to undertaken such manufacture if they are prepared to make real contributions to the industrial infrastructure and to training. (2) Similar considerations as in (1) apply to the electronic industry in general, although a greater element of import substitution and domestic entrepreneurship may be possible. (3) The introduction of microelectronics and other modern machinery into manufacturing processes should be governed by three main considerations: competitive prices and quality of production; maximum employment; sidest possible distribution of skills and training. (4) The introduction of new machinery is a complex process requiring suitable constellations of circumstances and considerable managerial skills, (5) The introduction of computers and word processors into adeministrative and information services should be undertaken in such a way as to maximise the provision of useful services, thereby ensuring improved economic activity and guarding against redundancy of personnel.

Descriptors :   *Employment, *Jobs, *Skills, *Microelectronics, *Industrial production, Industries, Industrial engineering, Manufacturing, Semiconductor devices, Integrated circuits, Electronic equipment, User needs, Training, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE