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The Internet of People, Things and Services
Workplace Transformations

ISBN 9780367734985
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

The transformational technologies of the Internet-Web compound continue to exert a vast and readily apparent influence on the way we live and work. In recent times, internet penetration is now very high in most parts of the world, impacting the context and content of the workplace and the boundary between work and private life is even more porous. Not only has the reach increased, but the technologies to access the Internet-Web have further evolved towards increasing portability. The hardware evolution from desktops to laptops to mobile technologies (phones, tablets, watches, eyeglasses) marches forward. The increasing mobility and 24/7 accessibility offers the opportune time to revisit the transformations occurring.

Today the Internet consists of billions of digital devices, people, services and other physical objects with the potential to seamlessly connect, interact and exchange information about themselves and their environment. Organizations now use these digital devices and physical objects to produce and consume Internet-based services. This new Internet ecosystem is commonly referred to as the Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS). In this follow-up to their 2006 volume, Simmers & Anandarajan examine how The Internet of People, Things and Services (IoPTS) transforms our workplaces.

Information and communications technology (ICT) expansion from desktops to laptops to ubiquitous smart objects that sense and communicate directly over the internet – the IoPTS - offers us the opportune time to revisit how the Internet transforms our workplaces.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Chapter 1: Introduction

Claire A. Simmers

Murugan Anandarajan

Part 1 Iopts Workplace - People

Chapter 2: Moving from the IoT to the IoP: Applying Mary Parker Follett’s Circular Response, Integration, and Law of the Situation to the Role and Responsibilities of the User in the IoPTS Workplace

Lisa T. Nelson

Chapter 3: The Internet of Things and Cognitive Analytics

Constant D. Beugré

Chapter 4: Sustainable Careers and IoPTS: May the Internet of People, Things and Services be too much of a good thing for career and human resource management?

Veronica M. Godshalk

Chapter 5: Cyberloafing in the Realm of IoPTS: Examining Individual Neutralization and Organizational Citizenship Behavior

Rashimah Rajah

Vivien K. G. Lim

Chapter 6: Social Media, Data Privacy, and the Internet of People, Things, and Services in the Workplace: A Legal and Organizational Perspective.

Kimberly W. O’Connor

Gordon B. Schmidt

Part 2 IoPTS Workplace – Things

Chapter 7: Initiating the Internet of Things: Early Adopters’ Expectations for Changing Business Practices and Implications for Working Life

Ulrika H. Westergren

Ted Saarikko

Tomas Blomquist

Chapter 8: The Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on the IT Security Infrastructure of Traditional Colleges and Universities in the State of Utah

Wendy Campbell

Chapter 9: Securing the Smart Phone: A Motivational Model

Irina-Marcela Nedelcu

Murugan Anandarajan

Chapter 10: Intranets of People, Things, and Services: Exploring the Role of Virtual Human Resource Development

Elisabeth E. Bennett


Part 3 IoPTS Workplace – Services

Chapter 11: A SWOT Analysis Relating the Internet of Things to Designing Effective HR Performance Management Systems

Thomas Stephen Calvard

Chapter 12: Beyond the Consulting Room: The Internet of People, Things and Services and the Human Factors of Outpatient Support

James G. Phillips

Chapter 13: An Examination of Online Repurchasing Behavior in an IoT Environment

Carol D. Portillo

Terri R. Lituchy

Chapter 14: Leading the Digital Supply Chain

David B. Kurz

Chapter 15: A Framework to Reduce IoPTS Security Breaches in the Smart Workplace

Erika Pleskunas

Murugan Anandarajan

Chapter 16: IoPTS and the Future Workplace: A Global Perspective

Murugan Anandarajan

Claire Simmers

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Claire A. Simmers is Professor Emeritus, Department of Management, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University, USA.

Murugan Anandarajan is Professor of MIS and Department Head, Management, Decision Sciences & MIS, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, USA.