מפגש של המרכז לחקר חדשנות בטכנולוגיות למידה ושה"ם, בנושא: The Trifurcation of the Labor Markets in the Networked ,Knowledge-Driven, Global Economy
פרופ' מאיר רוס, Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI, USA
יום שני י"ח סיון תשע"ז,
12 יוני 2017
דרך האוניברסיטה 1,
ההרצאה תתקיים באולם קנבר, בניין הכיכר, קומה 1
This conceptual, interdisciplinary seminar will start with an introduction to the new, networked, knowledge-driven, global economy. The main objective of this seminar will be to negate the notion that we have, at present, one labor market for human capital, and will conjecture that we currently have (or are about to have) three autonomous markets for labor that are driven by different market dynamics and mechanisms. The three markets will be identified as: routine labor, skilled labor, and talent. Each one of the markets will then be discussed, including future trends, issues, and remedies. This trifurcation of the labor markets is mostly the combined result of phase transition resulting from three major impetuses. The first is the effect(s) that technological revolutions have on the supply and demand of/for multidimensional skills of human capital. Second is the “winner take all” market structure enabled by the “industrial” economy’s framed legislation and social norms. The third impetus is the context (for the technological revolutions and the nature of the markets) of a networked global economy that is driven by knowledge developing at an accelerated pace. The conjecture proposed here is that the three labor markets’ dynamics are to a considerable degree dissimilar. Legislating, conducting monetary, and fiscal policies that treat them as one labor market could (and probably already does) cause more harm than good, resulting in destabilizing the labor markets (as indicated by the growing unemployment rate of the young generation worldwide) and by extension, the social fabric of the new economy (as indicated by the growing economic and educational inequality worldwide). The seminar will conclude with a research framework of the three labor markets, followed by a summary, including the need for a new legal and social paradigm regarding labor and the need for a new formal model for value creation.