Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High-Tech Organizations and Workplaces

Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High-Tech Organizations and Workplaces

Dariusz Jemielniak (Kozminski University, Poland) and Abigail Marks (Heriot-Watt University, UK)
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Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 331|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1836-7
ISBN13: 9781466618367|ISBN10: 1466618361|EISBN13: 9781466618374
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Modern workplaces are far more technology-driven than the organizations of a few decades ago, leading to a different set of challenges for employers to keep their employees working efficiently, and for employees to balance their work and home lives.

Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High-Tech Organizations and Workplaces explores the culture of modern high-tech workplaces and the different challenges and opportunities that new technologies present for modern workers and employers. This pivotal reference will delve deep into management practices throughout the world, including American, European, Asian, and Middle-Eastern high-tech companies.

Topics Covered

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

  • Gender, family, and work relations
  • Global Business
  • Global Information Technology
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interplay between management, technology, and power
  • Motivation in the high-tech sector
  • Organization practices specific to high-tech organizations
  • Relationship between culture and technology
  • Time and space in IT
  • Work-Life Balance

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors in business and management investigate issues of high-tech work environments, such as managerial pressure, and seek to understand software professionals' career identities and perceptions. One study introduces a narrative approach to technology studies and applies it to the case of a failed software project. Another study proposes a new material-discursive understanding of technology in the form of 'material storytelling,' while a third study uses storytelling to examine stakeholders and imaginary scenarios in the truck manufacturing industry. Other topics addressed include management of virtual teams, video game designers and unpaid overtime, gendered roles in technology-based organizations, and middle managers' deterioration as a source of organizational decline. Jemielniak is affiliated with Kozminski University, Poland. Marks is affiliated with Heriot-Watt University, UK.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dariusz Jemielniak, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Management and the head of the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces (CROW) at Kozminski University in Poland. He held visiting appointments at Cornell University (2004-2005), Harvard University (2007 and 2011-2012), University of California Berkeley (2008). His research interests include workplace practices in knowledge intensive work, software development, as well as open collaboration communities (which he currently studies on the example of Wikipedia, through a long-term ethnographic project). He recently published a book on The New Knowledge Workers (2012, Edward Elgar). He is the editor-in-chief of Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry.
Abigail Marks, Ph.D. is Professor of Work and Employment and the Director of the Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CROWW) at the School of Management & Languages; Department of Business Management, Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh in the UK. Abigail’s research interests evolve around social psychology and industrial sociology, and include workplace identities, class and stratification, employability and the construction of professions, in particular in the ICT industry. She has published in a number of leading journals including Work, Employment and Society; Human Relations and the British Journal of Industrial Relations as well as contributing to several edited collections and a research monograph. She was an organizer of the International Labour Process Conference in 2009 and the International Workshop on Teamworking in 2010.