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Virtual Working : Social and Organisational Dynamics - Paul J. Jackson

Virtual Working

Social and Organisational Dynamics

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780415200882
Number Of Pages: 240

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This book addresses the social and organisational dynamics which underlie recent technological and work developments within organisations. often referred to as 'virtual working'. It seeks to go beyond a mere description of this new work phenomenon in order to provide more rigorous ways of analysing and understanding the issues raised. In addition to providing accounts of developments such as web-based enterprises and virtual teams, each contributor focuses on the empolyment of information technology to transcend the boundaries between and within organisations, and the consequences this has for social and organisationaL relations.

Prefacep. xiv
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
The Inter- and Intra-Organisational Level: The Inter- and Intra-Organisational Levelp. 17
Knowledge Management in the Web Enterprisep. 21
Building Collaborative Networksp. 33
Virtual Teams and Lost Proximityp. 46
Individual Experiences of Virtual Working: Individual Experiences of Virtual Workingp. 57
Re-Forming Organisationsp. 61
Narratives and Identity in Flexible Working and Teleworking Organisationsp. 76
Management and Control in Virtual Working: Management and Control in Virtual Workingp. 95
Managing Virtual Workingp. 99
Management Rationalities and Virtual Workingp. 121
Autonomy, Control and the Virtual Workerp. 131
Learning and Innovation in Virtual Working: Learning and Innovation in Virtual Workingp. 151
Learning and Knowledge Managementp. 157
Organisational Learning and the Virtual Organisationp. 178
Management of Knowledge as Interface Managementp. 193
Conclusionp. 206
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780415200882
ISBN-10: 0415200881
Series: Management of Technology and Innovation
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.62  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1