The digital transformation affects many aspects of private and public lives, including how we make private and political decisions. It affects the economy by changing how entire companies work, it transforms the world of work by changing the jobs firms offer, the skills they require, and how we interact at the workplace. It also affects the education system. Digitalisation opens up many possibilities and opportunities, but it also involves risks and it raises many challenges. To make the most out of its opportunities and to minimize its risks we need to understand the changes digitalisation causes, we need to identify the opportunities and risks it raises, and we need to learn how we can cope with them in the best way possible.
To contribute to a better understanding of these issues, the Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics has launched a special issue on the economic and societal consequences, opportunities, challenges, risks and possible coping strategies connected to the «Digital Transformation». The call for papers is now closed.
Prof. Dr. Conny Wunsch (Lead editor)
Professor of Labour Economics / Faculty of Business and Economics / University of Basel