Overview

New Technology @ Work is an important and up-to-date analysis of technology in the workplace that takes an international approach to an innovative area of research. It is a contemporary study of new information and communications technologies and their impact on the world of work, analyzing the contemporary forces impacting on the organization of work and evaluating the strategies developed to make use of them. Considering the influence of new technologies on the manufacturing sector and addressing the challenges...
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New Technology @ Work

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Overview

New Technology @ Work is an important and up-to-date analysis of technology in the workplace that takes an international approach to an innovative area of research. It is a contemporary study of new information and communications technologies and their impact on the world of work, analyzing the contemporary forces impacting on the organization of work and evaluating the strategies developed to make use of them. Considering the influence of new technologies on the manufacturing sector and addressing the challenges posed to organizational design as technology encourages increased flexibility at work, it reviews the changes that characterize the workplace and assesses the consequent challenges to industrial relations, training and employment policies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134491926
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/11/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 884 KB

Meet the Author

Paul 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.

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Table of Contents


List of figures     vii
List of tables     ix
Preface     xi
List of acronyms     xiii
Introduction: New Technology @ Work     1
Organizational change: theories of technological change at work     13
Manufacturing management: the integration of technical and organizational systems     43
Technological innovation and clerical work: call centres and the reorganization of office and interactive service employment     59
New information and communication technologies, and the organization of managerial and professional work     83
New forms of work organization and the technological revolution: distributed work arrangements and telework     101
New technologies and new patterns of institutional relationships in the global economy     123
The evolution and development of national technological systems     149
New technology and the future of work: employment restructuring, organizational change and the quality of jobs     176
References     191
Index     220
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