A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE
A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE
Colleen K. Howe
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Colleen K. Howe

In a post-pandemic economy, Asian businesses will think smaller and safer, with worrying implications for many workers

  • Asia’s business leaders now start almost every discussion by talking about digital transformation
  • Human labour is a business risk, given the possibility of a future outbreak. Factories may become more automated, with fewer workers

A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE
A cook works in a restaurant in Beijing. The coronavirus will transform food and beverage businesses, as economies become more digital and automated. Photo: EPA-EFE
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