Technological Change

Volume 1 - Technological Changes and Human Resources SET Coordinated by Patrick Gilbert

Technological Change

Clotilde Coron, IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School, France
Patrick Gibert, IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School, France

ISBN : 9781786304377

Publication Date : April 2020

Hardcover 254 pp

145.00 USD



Technological change is exciting as much as it is daunting. The arrival of new digital tools affects consumption patterns, types of employment and working conditions, and can pose challenges to organizations and individuals alike. Indeed, although technological change is a factor for economic growth, it can also be an amplifier, or even a catalyst, of inequality. It is also a social change and interacts in complex ways: technology is both the source and the consequence of social transformation.

To understand technological change and to harness its effects, this book studies transformations at different levels (societal, organizational and individual). In its analysis of the subject, it also draws on a number of disciplines of the human and social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and psychology.


1. From the Statisticalization of Labor to Human Resources Algorithms: The Different Uses of Quantification.
2. Quantification and Decision-making.
3. How are Quantified HR Management Tools Appropriated by Different Agents?
4. What Effects are the Effects of Quantification on the Human Resources Function?
5. The Ethical Issues of Quantification.

About the authors/editors

Clotilde Coron is an Associate Professor at the IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School, France, where she co-directs the Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility Master’s degree. Her research focuses on the use of figures and data in Human Resources.

Patrick Gibert is Emeritus Professor at the IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School, Board Member of the AIPTLF (International Association of French Language Occupational Psychology) and the AGRH (French-speaking Association of the Management of Human Resources). His research focuses on the transformations of organizations.