The Transformation of Work in the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century
Digital automation is transforming the world with unprecedented scope and speed, and its impact is compelling. This project highlights the impact of AI technology has on Asia Pacific’s workforce. It also outlines policy recommendations to leaders of higher education, government, and industry.
The Transformation of Work in the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century project pioneers a multi-stakeholder approach. It provides policymakers and leading thinkers with a platform to exchange ideas and collaborate with researchers to tackle challenges presented by the rapid digitalization of society.
As the second element in a series of multidisciplinary collaborations funded by Google.org, The Transformation of Work in the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century: Key Policy Implications report informs policymakers to support the creation of relevant frameworks and policies.
Informing Policy: Marshalling Resources
Led by Professor Kar Yan Tam, Dean of the HKUST Business School and APRU, the project outputs included a series of dissemination events to brief policymakers on report findings applicable to their economies.
Part of APRU’s continued efforts to extend policy impact and maximize its network effect, the briefings aimed to enable governments to react more quickly to the impact and influence of new technological developments, share best practices and find solutions to challenges emerging from the transformation of their economies and future of work.
The content for each event of the five dissemination events was tailored to the specific needs of the host economy, drawing on the insights developed through the project.
APRU and project leads will disseminate the results to ensure that project findings are shared widely and applied to regional policy frameworks
Participating experts in the Transformation of Work:
Kar Yan Tam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Myung Jae Moon, Yonsei University
Jungwoo Lee, Yonsei University
Stephen Frenkel, UNSW Sydney
Sunghoon Kim, UNSW Sydney & The University of Sydney