The Development of Labour Relations in the Digital Transformation of Agriculture

  • Egor Skvortsov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 40)


The digital transformation of agriculture is an objective process associated with a scientific and technological progress. This process is due to the use of technologies of a new generation, which include the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics. The main scientific idea is that digitalization of agriculture will result in a significant transformation of labour relations. The strengths of it include an increase in employment flexibility and labour mobility, a decrease in personnel risks, a decrease in shady employment in the agrarian sector, improvement in the living standards of people employed in agriculture, an increase in the income level of workers based on personal KPI. The weaknesses of this process are the low adaptation of rural people to changing conditions, low rates of digitalization of agriculture, opposition of workers to changes, the necessity of changes in the legal framework of labour relations. Digitalization gives opportunities for involvement of highly qualified specialists to the industry, for making a personal career, expanding opportunities for distance employment, the emergence of new professions. The threats consist in increasing the level of unemployment, training of the personnel in industry-specific educational institutions on outdated programs, polarization of labour in the industry.


Digital economy Agriculture Labour relations Robotics 



The authors are grateful to colleagues and heads of agricultural organizations with robotics for their help in conducting the study.


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  • Egor Skvortsov
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  1. 1.Ural Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussian Federation

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