Management Practices in High-Tech Environments

Management Practices in High-Tech Environments

Dariusz Jemielniak (Kozminski Business School, Poland) and Jerzy Kociatkiewicz (University of Essex, UK)
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Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 428
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-564-1
ISBN13: 9781599045641|ISBN10: 1599045648|EISBN13: 9781599045665
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Description:

The concept of innovation management and learning organizations concepts strongly emphasize the high role of human/intellectual capital in the company and the crucial function of knowledge in modern society. However, there is often a paradox between managerial language and actual practice in many organizations: on one hand, knowledge-workers are perceived as the most valued members of organizations while, on the other, they are being manipulated and “engineered”—commonly driven to burn-out, and deprived of family life.

All this leads to the emergence of new organizational phenomena that, up to now, have been insufficiently analyzed and described. Management Practices in High-Tech Environments studies this issue thoroughly from an international, comparative, cross-cultural perspective, presenting cutting-edge research on management practices in American, European, Asian and Middle-Eastern high-tech companies, with particular focus on fieldwork-driven, but reflective, contributions.

Coverage:

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

  • Cultural Contexts
  • Culture and technology
  • Employee indoctrination
  • Family relations
  • Gender relations
  • Identity shaping
  • Management, technology, and power
  • Motivation in the high-tech sector
  • Organizational Practices
  • Self-definition
  • Technology-based organizations
  • Time and space in IT
  • Work relations
Reviews and Testimonials

"The studies collected in the present book look into both high and low status high-tech jobs, organizations in developed and developing countries, examining the many encountered phenomena from managers', employees' and academic perspectives. Based on thorough studies of actual practices pervading high-tech organizations they, taken together, offer a comprehensive look into the issues of contemporary management as well as pointers towards the shape of the still emerging trends."

– Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski Business School, Poland

Finally it would be a good text book with cases and readings in a course related to human side of managing technological innovation.

– Tugrul U. Daim, Portland State University, USA, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2011)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Dariusz Jemielniak is an Assistant Professor of Management and Vice-Director of the PhD program at Kozminski Business School (Poland). 2004-2005 he spent as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Cornell University. He was also a visiting researcher at Harvard University (2007) and at University of California, Berkeley (2008). His main research focuses on workplace relations and occupational culture, especially in knowledge-intensive environment, which he studies by ethnographical and action research methods. He authored over 30 publications in English and in Polish, including a recent volume co-edited with Jerzy Kociatkiewicz on Management Practices in High-Tech Environments (Information Science Reference, 2008).
Jerzy Kociatkiewicz,kociak@kociak.org, is a Lecturer in Management at the University of Essex. He holds a PhD in sociology from the Polish Academy of Science. His main research interests include the social construction of high-tech workplaces, organizational space, narrativity, and science fiction He has published his work in journals such as Qualitative Sociology, Human Resource Development International, Knowledge Transfer, and Ephemera. With Dariusz Jemielniak, he recently edited "Management Practices in High-Tech Environments."
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