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Computer Integrated Manufacturing : Economic and social impacts - Robert U. Ayres

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Economic and social impacts

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1991
ISBN: 9780412404702
Number Of Pages: 516
For Ages: 18 years old

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CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) is an acronym that has become fairly well known in recent years in manufacturing and related engineering circles. The purpose of the CIM Project at IIASA is to close the widening gap between the pace of technological, economic, and social events, on the one hand, and the progress of understanding those events, on the other. The IIASA study has attempted, first, to define the existing world situation with regard to the underlying technologies of CIM, and the degrees to which technologies such as NC/CNC machine tools, robotics, and CAD/CAM are currently being used in metal products manufacturing. The methodology adopted in the study is eclectic. It is multiperspective and multidisciplinary, as well as multinational. It incorporates elements of both "bottom-up" and "top-down" approaches. Finally, it incorporates both historical analysis and "model" forecasts of the future, together with scenarios analyses. This fourth volume in the series focuses on the effects of CIM on society and the economy in both quantitative and qualitative terms.

Part 1 Overview: introduction, Robert U. Ayres and Ehud Zuscovitch; CIM, economy and society - clues for empirical analysis, Kimio Uno. Part 2 Micro effects: labour productivity and CIM, Robert U. Ayres and Luigi Bodda; the enhancement of labour - robots in Japan, Shunsuke Mori; management, jobs and employment, Karl-H. Ebel; CIM and employment - labour substitutability, Robert U. Ayres and Shunsuke Mori; scientific, training and socioeconomic aspects of CIM in the USSR, Felix I. Peregudov and Iouri M. Solomentsev. Part 3 Meso effects - industrial structures: the economic impact of technological change, Rumen Dobrinsky and Shunichi Furukawa; input-output structural changes and CIM, Shunichi Furukawa; an econometric analysis of technological change in Japan, the USA and the FRG, Mitsuo Yamada; impact of CIM on the economy, Lucja Tomaszewicz et al; occupation-by-sector matrices, Hans-Ulrich Brautzsch; automation-based technologies in the USSR, Oleg Adamovic et al. Part 4 Macro and international effects: macroanalysis of the economic impact of CIM - a global econometric model, Rumen Dobrinsky; macroeconomic impact of structural changes in the 1990s - consequences for CIM, Robert Boyer; switching from Fordism to CIM - a system dynamics model, Peter Fleissner and Wolfgang Polt; CIM impacts on logistics - macroeconomic aspects, Pavel Dimitrov; flexible automation in less developed countries, Pentti Vuorinen; computer integrated manufacturing in a world of regions, Duane Butcher.

ISBN: 9780412404702
ISBN-10: 0412404702
Series: Computer Integrated Manufacturing : Book 4
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 2.04