Date and Time : 3 September 2018 - 4 September 2018 8:15 am - 9:30 pm
Venue: NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, Mochtar Riady Building, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245 View Map
Organised by: Strategy & Policy
Automation is sweeping across all fields of economic activity and on a global scale. As automated technical solutions take over tasks previously performed by human labour, the skill requirements for the remaining labour force increase. As a result, high-skill labour is scarce and trades at a premium, which exposes companies to unprecedented governance and risk management challenges. Is automation introduced too early or too late? Are the transformation and labour displacement rate excessive, possibly to the detriment of more traditional productivity-enhancing alternatives? How do the equilibrium distribution of wages and labour turnover feedback into the companies’ governance structures? What is the role of financial asset management and capital structure decisions in the emerging era of disruptive technologies? Finally, can structural labour market reforms and active innovation policies support the transformation process and help consolidate productivity gains?
To explore questions in these emerging areas of academic and policy research, PRN is organising its third technical workshop next September 3-4, 2018 at the NUS Business School in Singapore. The workshop – cosponsored by the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI), the Centre for Governance, Institutions & Organisations (CGIO), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER) – is intended to allow regional researchers to learn about existing applied work focusing particularly on the Asia-Pacific region and generate research spill-overs and potential collaborations. The workshop is expected to provide an opportunity to discuss how the Productivity Research Network (PRN) can provide an impetus for enhancing data collection within the region, aimed at allowing the development of solid research and policy analyses.
Distinguished Professor Ivan Png, NUS Business School will be holding a key-note address.
|3 September 2018
Seminar Room, I4-01-03 (Level 1 Lobby beside Café)
Innovation 4.0 Building
3 Research Link
National University of Singapore, Singapore 117602
|4 September 2018
Hon Sui Sen Memorial Library Auditorium
1 Hon Sui Sen Drive
NUS Business School
Park Avenue (Recommended Hotel)
Professor Cristian Badarinza delivering the talk