The next production revolution: implications for governments and business

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This publication examines the opportunities and challenges for business and government associated with technologies bringing about the 'next production revolution'. These include a variety of digital technologies (e.g. the Internet of Things and advanced robotics), industrial biotechnology, 3D printing, new materials and nanotechnology. Some of these technologies are already used in production, while others will be available in the near future. All are developing rapidly. As these technologies transform the production and the distribution of goods and services, they will have far...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Industry; Policy; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Sustainability; Outcomes

Keywords: Technological change; Policy implications; Skill needs; Industrial restructuring; Environment; Wellbeing; Future

Geographic subjects: China; Asia; United States; North America

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 438 p.

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ISBN: 9789264270992 (print); 9789264271036 (pdf); 9789264271159 (epub)

Resource type: Report

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Call number: TD/TNC 128.228

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