Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations

Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations

B. Dawn Medlin (Appalachian State University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 321
ISBN13: 9781466619487|ISBN10: 1466619481|EISBN13: 9781466619494|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1948-7


In an effort to increase an understanding of the relationship between information technology and the cultural and social dynamics within the workplace, we must bridge the gap between technology and social sciences.

Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations covers all aspects of social issues impacted by information technology in organizations and inter-organizational structures; this book presents the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs. It encompasses designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures relating to Information technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing trust
  • Leadership
  • Management structures
  • Motivation
  • Policy implementation
  • Politics
  • Power asymmetry
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Social barriers
  • Social Presence

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Dawn Medlin is the Chairperson and Professor of Computer Information Systems in the John A. Walker College of Business. Dawn also serves as Co-Chair of the Center for Applied Research on Emerging Technologies. Her teaching, research, and consulting activities have primarily been in the areas of security, health care information systems, webpage development and design, and the interaction between computers and people. Dr. Medlin is very active in research activities and she has published her research in journals such as the Journal of Computer Information Systems, International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, Journal of Information Technology Research, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, Information Systems Security: the (ISC)2 Journal, as well as other national and international publications. Additionally, she had completed several funded research projects and served in several capabilities of leadership to many professional organizations. Dr. Medlin taught in Angers, France as a Visiting Professor in 2007, and has been an invited lecturer in Ethiopia and Taiwan. Before joining ASU she owned a Business/Marketing company and worked in the IT field for more than 10 years.