First published in 1995, Organizations and Technical Change examines the key changes that have taken place in the external and internal contexts of organizations which have experienced technical change. It reviews and assesses major elements of new technology, including: the development of strategy; the setting of objectives; employee involvement; and the management of the adoption process. Through four case studies, the book considers in detail a variety of approaches and shows how the adoption of technology and the issues involved have changed since the 1980s.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction; Part One: Adopting new technology; 2: Adopting new technology - managerial strategies; 3: Why is new technology introduced? 4: Adopting new technology - processes of involvement; Part Two: Case studies in new technology adoption; 5: Bramley Building Society; 6: Park Hill Building Society; 7: Don Ltd; 8: Meadows and Butler; 9: Conclusion
David Preece is Co-Director of the Management and Decision Support Research Unit and Senior Lecturer in Organization Analysis at the University of Portsmouth Business School. He is the author of Managing the Adoption of New Technology (1989).