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Supplementary Conference Reading Material

21st-century manufacturing: the jobs, workers and technology for a new era


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Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference. 


Peter Marsh: The New Industrial Revolution. Yale University Press, 2012

Peter Marsh: Global manufacturing: the new 100 years. 2016 presentation at Cranfield University

Peter Marsh: Technology, innovation and organizational change in 21st century manufacturing: implications for industrial policymaking. The Future of Manufacturing: Unido seminar, Manor House, Warsaw, October 18 2016

Peter Marsh: Innovation and growth in UK manufacturing. 2016 presentation

Peter Marsh: The New Industrial Revolution: Images of Britain. Walter Scott Investment Conference, Edinburgh, October 6 2016

Prof Dr Ir Egbert-Jan Sol: Smart Industry: A vision for Dutch Industry fit for the future. 2 July 2016 - draft

Alan Mak MP: Masters of the Revolution: Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution should be at the heart of Britain's new industrial strategy. 2016

Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind: The Future of the Professions.  Oxford University Press, 2015

Enabling the next production revolution. OECD, May 2016

Lloyd’s Register Foundation: Foresight review of robotics and autonomous systems. October 2016

Quentin Karpilow and Clifford Winston: A new route to increasing economic growth: reducing highway congestion with autonomous vehicles. November 2016

Government Office for Science and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Future of manufacturing: a new era of challenge and opportunity for the UK. 2013

Peter Gorle and Andrew Clive: Positive Impact of Industrial Robots on Employment. Metra Martech, Updated in January 2013

Patrick Schwarzkopf: Robots secure competitiveness and jobs. VDMA Robotics + Automation, 11 June, 2015

Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker: Big business should learn from the rust belt, TIME, 14 April 2016







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