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Technological change has been one of the biggest influences on industry in the last 30 years. Changes have occurred with automation, the use of information technology, improved materials and the use of robots.

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Technological Change * Technological change has been one of the biggest influences on industry in the last 30 years. Changes have occurred with automation, the use of information technology, improved materials and the use of robots. ...read more.

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The main focus has been to reduce labour costs by high levels of redundancies all through a business. In the UK the privatised industries such as the Lattice Group (Formerly British Gas) ...read more.

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a) i. Construction ii. Services b) The figures show that redundancies in manufacturing dropped but are now higher than they have been since before 1992. These changes have taken place because the companies have all started to use automation. c) I think that according to the information on the table redundancies have dropped consistently but the table doesn't really give enough information to make a fair judgement. 99MCCLENNANROBERT ...read more.

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