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Journal of Managerial Psychology
Emerald Article: Work in 2020: Prognostications about the world of work 20 years into the millennium Adrian Furnham

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To cite this document: Adrian Furnham, (2000),"Work in 2020: Prognostications about the world of work 20 years into the millennium", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 15 Iss: 3 pp. 242 - 254 Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000005321 Downloaded on: 02-10-2012 References: This document contains references to 21 other documents Citations: This document has been cited by 1 other documents To copy this document: permissions@emeraldinsight.com This document has been downloaded 1054 times since 2005. *

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Journal of Managerial Psychology 15,3 242

Prognostications about the world of work 20 years into the millennium University College London, London, UK
Keywords Forecasting, New technology, Homeworking, Telecommunications Abstract This article has three themes. First it considers the reflections of those scholars who document current changes in the world-of-work and the academic and managerial challenges that these provide. Second, various speculations about the future of work are reviewed including those made 20 years ago attempting to predict the current state of work and those futurological forecasts made at the moment for the world in 20 years time. Finally, two topics are considered in depth ± the psychology of unemployment and the experience of teleworking ± to illustrate some of the costs and benefits in the new world of work.

Work in 2020
Adrian Furnham

Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 15 No. 3, 2000, pp. 242-254. # MCB University Press, 0268-3946

Introduction Futurology is a dangerous pursuit. Despite the fact there are more and better economic, demographic, technological (and of course meteorological) forecasts, futurology is no science. It may be the product of analysis and judgement, but inevitably contains considerable conjecture....
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