Impacts of robotization on the Japanese economy

Mitsuo Saito, Shinichiro Nakamura

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    Abstract

    The introduction of robots leads to a reduction of direct labor, whereas it stimulates the investment activity of firms and thereby brings about a rise in indirect employment. This paper attempts to evaluate relative magnitudes of both effects of robotization on employment. The method of analysis depends on the application of an econometric model. The results of the survey at the individual firm level are also utilized. The forecast for the current five years (1985-1990) is that robotization will result in a net effect of a 23 thousand person decrease in employment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-177
    Number of pages11
    JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
    Volume35
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989

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    Impacts of robotization on the Japanese economy. / Saito, Mitsuo; Nakamura, Shinichiro.

    In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 35, No. 2-3, 1989, p. 167-177.

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