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Human capital accumulation and the transition from specialization to multi-tasking

Raouf Boucekkine () and Patricia Crifo

No 2003080, CORE Discussion Papers from Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE)

Abstract: This paper provides theoretical foundations to the contemporaneous increase in computer usage, human capital and multi-tasking observed in many OECD countries during the 1990s. The links between work organization, technology and human capital is modelled by establishing the conditions under which firms allocate the workers time among several productive tasks. Organizational change is then analysed in a dynamic perspective as the transition from specialization towards multi-tasking emphasizing its technological and educational determinants.

Keywords: information technologies; organizational change; human capital; specialization; multi-tasking; dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J22 J24 L23 O33 C62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-11
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