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October 15, 2018

New Insights on Computer Science and Engineering Careers

While rapid technological progress creates a perception of a shortage of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workers, what’s really in short supply are the newest applied STEM skills, Harvard Professor David Deming explained during a recent MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research seminar.
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October 9, 2018

How Self-Employed Lobstermen Formed Both a Union and a Co-op

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s LearningEdge website has just published a new case study about an innovative approach that a group of self-employed Maine lobstermen took to try to improve their economic circumstances.
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September 18, 2018

Shaping the Future of Work at Daimler

During a recent visit to the MIT Sloan School, two Daimler AG leaders described how, in Germany, management and representatives elected by workers cooperate to codetermine the company’s future. Then a panel of U.S. experts discussed what Americans might learn from the German approach.

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October 15

RT @erikbryn: Some wonderful news from MIT. #2MA #AI @mit_ide https://t.co/EhF4bC9C7m

October 15

Key finding from research by @profdaviddeming and @knoray23 @Harvard: Rapid tech progress in applied STEM fields like computer science and engineering changes the task content of jobs in those fields substantially over time. That, in turn, causes employers to value recent grads. https://t.co/scWevaIJN6

October 15

Fascinating research: New insights on computer science and engineering careers from @ProfDavidDeming of @Kennedy_School and @HGSE, presenting @MIT_IWER: https://t.co/gFhQLetWTU https://t.co/Gt7zkxUF2k