Towards Post-Industrial Capitalism Essay

Towards Post-Industrial Capitalism
A critique of the concept of post-industrialism and technological determinism.
# 56761 | 1,848 words | 4 sources | MLA | 1998 | ES
Published on Mar 15, 2005 in Sociology (General) , Economics (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)

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This paper examines how the concept of a post-industrial society rests on the assumption that social development is essentially driven by technological change. It draws parallels with the Marxist scenario of social change which ushers in a period of social revolution and a growing class struggle. It also explores how there are significant differences between this and the theoretical model espoused by the exponents of post-industrialism.]

Technological Determinism
Lean Production

From the Paper:

"Robert L. Heilbroner in his Business Civilization in Decline defined its core features as: the growing predominance of the tertiary (services) sector over the primary (agriculture and mining) and secondary (manufacturing) sectors of the economy; increasing emphasis on the role of knowledge-based inputs and education; and, finally, a decrease in the highly polarized class conflict of traditional (industrial) capitalism with the emergence of less hierarchical organizational structures more suited to the socio-economic environment of the late 20th century."

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