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Title: Workers' perceptions of automated production work in Singapore's electronics industry
Authors: Ngin, P.M.
Wong, P.-K. 
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Ngin, P.M.,Wong, P.-K. (1997). Workers' perceptions of automated production work in Singapore's electronics industry. Asia Pacific Journal of Management 14 (1) : 67-87. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study describes workers' perceptions of automated production work in a newly industrialising economy (NIE), Singapore. Workers perceived increased levels of skill required, responsibility and workload. Those who made the transition from a non-automated to automated line were less positive about automated work compared to workers who always worked, or who never worked on an automated line. Perceptions of automated work also varied by previous work experience and gender. These findings have implications for managing the transition to automated production. Unlike the situation in developed economies, union membership was not a significant factor in workers evaluation of automated work. © 1997 BY JOHN WILEY & SONS (ASIA) LTD.
Source Title: Asia Pacific Journal of Management
ISSN: 02174561
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