Management Practices in High-Tech Environments, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599045664
  • ISBN-13: 9781599045665
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 407 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The High-Tech Workplace.
2: “Boundary-Spanning” Practices and Paradoxes Related to Trust Among People and Machines in a High-Tech Oil and Gas Environment.
3: The Information Society: A Global Discourse and its Local Translation into Regional Organizational Practices.
4: High-Tech Workers, Management Strategy, and Globalization.
5: Language Norms and Debate in Triple Helix Organizations.
6: The Knowledge Worker.
7: High-Tech Meets End-User.
8: Professional Dimension of IT Specialists’ Social Role.
9: Employee Turnover in the Business Process Outsourcing Industry in India.
10: Old and New Timings in a High-Tech Firm.
11: Trustworthiness as an Impression.
12: Workplace Relations and Power.
13: Social Relations and Knowledge Management Theory and Practice.
14: “We Make Magic Here”: Exploring Social and Cultural Practices within a Global Software Organization in India.
15: Outsourcing in High-Tech Corporations: Voices of Dissent, Resistance, and Complicity in a Computer Programming Community.
16: Power and Ethics in IS Evaluation.
17: Critical Insights into NHS Information Systems Deployment.
18: Managerial Image, Social Capital, and Risk in a Czech Engineering Enterprise.
19: Self Management.
20: Self-Entrepreneurial Careers: Current Management Practices in Swiss ICT Work.
21: Reflections on Organizing and Managing in Self-Managed Knowledge-Work Teams: A Constructionist Turn.
22: The Entrepreneurialm Constitution of High-Tech Work Environments.
23: Identifying Flexibilities.
24: Disciplining Innovation? Mobile Information Artefacts in a Telco Innovation Center.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.