57.503 Work, Technology and Training

Work, Technology and Training

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6183
Status Active

This course surveys issues of work organization and technological change and the key roles they play in the development process. Contrasts are made among different systems of production, and key changes in the work roles and responsibilities of non-supervisory employees, front line supervisors and middle and upper management are identified. This course includes comparisons of historical transformations at key moments in the emergence of internationally competitive developed economies. In addition, selected contemporary cases exemplify current issues in the ongoing transformation of work organization and technology. Students are introduced to practical considerations in work process design. Student projects are required.