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1st Edition

Virtual Working
Social and Organisational Dynamics

ISBN 9780415200882
Published September 2, 1999 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface; The Inter and Intro-Organisational Level; The Individual Level; Management and Control in Virtual Working; Learning and Innovation in Virtual Working; Conclusion

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'The breadth of issues covered is one of the book's strengths ... if you are looking for a book which provides a broad ranging introductory discussion of theoretical issues related to virtual working, this is likely to be a useful text.' - Organisation Studies