Imaginarios de la robotización: la automatización desde la perspectiva del empleado

Translated title of the contribution: Imaginaries of robotization: The automatization from the employee’s perspective

Beatriz Elena Inzunza Acedo, Claire Wright, Tuur Ghys, Pieter Cools

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The main objective of this paper is to understand the perceptions of employees with a high risk of technological replacement on robotization in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. Through discussion groups, participants of the automotive and chemical industry, agents of call centers and domestic employees gave their opinions on robotization and some public policies that could compensate for their unemployment. Findings show that participants are pessimistic regarding public policies, as well as of their employers in their consideration of the well being of workers. Since this study was made from a qualitative perspective, it does not intend to have statistical representativity. However, the value of this research was to obtain opinions from the people who, being the most affected, do not have a say in the automatization process decisions.

Translated title of the contributionImaginaries of robotization: The automatization from the employee’s perspective
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)567-599
Number of pages33
JournalEstudios Sociologicos
Issue number113
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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