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- DescriptionNew computer and communications techlogies have acted as the catalyst for a revolution in the way goods are produced and services delivered, leading to profound changes in the way work is organized and the way jobs are designed. This important book examines the nature, setting and impact of new techlogies on work, organization and management. Conventional debates about new techlogy often invoke optimistic visions of enhanced democracy, rising skills and ecomic abundance; others predict darker scenarios such as the destruction of jobs through labour-eliminating devices. This book proposes an alternative perspective, arguing that techlogy can be powerful, but in and of itself has independent causal powers. It considers the impact of new techlogies on manufacturing, clerical, administrative and call centre employment, in both managerial and professional arenas, and introduces the growing phemena of telework. The book also assesses the important political and ecomic forces that restrict or facilitate the flow of new techlogies on national and global levels. New Techlogy @ Work is an illuminating and thought-provoking text that will prove invaluable to all serious students of business, management and techlogy.
- Author BiographyPaul Boreham is Professor of Political Science and Director of the University of Queensland Social Research Centre. His research interests include employment and organization studies, comparative political economy and social inequality and he has published ten books and numerous articles and chapters on these topics. Rachel Parker is Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests include innovation, technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Paul Thompson is Professor of Organisational Analysis and Head of Department of Human Resource Management in the Business School at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests focus on skill and work organization, control and resistance, organizational restructuring and changing economies. Richard Hall is Associate Professor of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney and is a Co-Director of the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change. His research interests concern work, employment, new technology and organizational change.
- Author(s)Paul Boreham,Paul Thompson,Rachel Parker,Richard Hall
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication31/01/2006
- SubjectComputing: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note10 black & white illustrations, 16 black & white tables, 10 black & white line drawings
- Weight362 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback,B-format paperback
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