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Human Centred Systems in the Global Economy : Proceedings from the International Workshop on Industrial Cultures and Human Centred Systems, Held by Tokyo Keizai University in Tokyo, May 1990 : Ilsi Human Nutrition Reviews - M. Cooley

Human Centred Systems in the Global Economy : Proceedings from the International Workshop on Industrial Cultures and Human Centred Systems, Held by Tokyo Keizai University in Tokyo, May 1990

Ilsi Human Nutrition Reviews

By: M. Cooley (Introduction by), Yuji Masuda (Editor)

Paperback ISBN: 9783540197454
Number Of Pages: 272

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The arrival of the information society in Japan has radically altered the industrial structure, work patterns and cultural values of its society. The innovation and implementation of information technology has accelerated this change and made its effects more profoundly felt. Because of this, there is now a need to widen to debate on human-centred manufacturing systems to include broader issues such as industrial culture, international economies and global knowledge. "Human Centred Systems in the Global Economy" contains the proceedings of an international workshop held at Tokyo Keizai University which looked at the design of human-centred systems in the context of these technological and social changes. The workshop attracted contributions from internationally known researhers in Europe, Japan, the USA, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and the USSR. The resulting volume addresses the relationship of information technology to Japanese society as a whole, rather than concentrating on technical issues. The papers have been divided into three areas, covering the structure, dimensions, and policies and perspectives of the information society. Specific areas covered include: social and cultural shaping of technology, economic interdependence, technology and knowledge transfer, computer-aided design, management culture and communication technologies.

Contributors
The Use of New Technologies in the Development of Social Citizenship and of the Welfare Statep. 3
Working Women in Japan - After Enforcement of the Equal Opportunity in Employment Lawp. 11
Adjustment in Foreign Assignment: A Comparative Study of Japanese and American Expatriates in Australiap. 21
Intercorporate Relations in Japanp. 43
Social Structure under the New Information Technologyp. 51
Can the Family Survive the New Communications Media? 'Human-centredness' and the Challenge of Consumer Technologiesp. 59
Anthropocentric Production Systems in the Context of European Integrationp. 71
The Beginning of the Third Industrial Revolution and Changes in Industrial Sociology: Towards a Better Environment for Manp. 83
Industry, Culture and Technology Transfer: Contemplation on Recent Changes in China's Consumption Culturep. 89
The New Shape of Industrial Culture and Technological Developmentp. 101
The Coming New Age of Politico-Economic Interdependence in the Global Economyp. 109
High-Tech Development, Competition, and Industrial Culture in the Age of the Global Economyp. 113
New Trends in the Producer-Consumer Relationship: A Vital Aspect of Industrial Culturesp. 123
Impacts of Information Technology on Japanese Industrial Culturep. 131
Japanese Human Resources Management in the Cross-Cultural Interface: A Case Study of US-Sited Japanese Subsidiariesp. 141
Industrial Cultures in the Age of the Global Economyp. 153
Theoretical Reflections from Experiences with Computer Aided Design and Manufacturingp. 165
Human Centredness: A 21st Century Paradigm for Industrial Culturesp. 179
The Evolution of Information in Human and Artefactual Systemsp. 199
A Conceptual Framework for the Concept of the Artificialp. 213
Dialogue and Design of Computer-Based Technologyp. 217
Applying Human Centred Concepts to the Development of Expert Systems in Manufacturingp. 229
Anthropocentric Principles - Tools and Organisation of Industrial Designp. 249
Skill in Software Production - The Deskiller is Deskilledp. 261
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ISBN: 9783540197454
ISBN-10: 3540197451
Series: Ilsi Human Nutrition Reviews
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.46