Mobility and Technology in the Workplace

Edited by Donald Hislop

© 2009 – Routledge

244 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

The contemporary period has witnessed the rapid evolution in a wide range of mobile technology. This book charts the profound implications these technological changes have for workers and business organizations. From an organizational point of view they have the potential to transform the nature of organizations, through allowing workers to be increasingly mobile. From the perspective of workers these changes have the potential to impact on their work-related communications, how they manage the increasingly blurred public-private divide, and the nature of the home-work boundary.

These chapters provide a detailed insight into these issues through bringing together an international collection of contemporary studies and analysis and taking a critical perspective towards some of the advertised myths regarding mobile technology usage. Issues covered include:

  • Travel and changing nature of spatial mobility patterns.

  • Work-Space and Place and the ‘leaking’ out of organizations into more public domains.

  • Mobile Work Practices including detailed and heterogeneous case studies.

  • Home-work dynamics and the changing nature of the home-work boundary.

  • Implications for Public Policy

Reviews

'This book enlarges the discussion of mobility from tools and technologies to employees working in multiple places and between them' Matti Vartiainen (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)

Table of Contents

Contents

1. Introduction Donald Hislop Work Space/Place

2. Working on the Move: Subverting the Logic of Non-space John Holm & Gavin Kendall

3. Working on the Move: The Social and Digital Ecologies of Mobile Work Places Laura Forlano

4. Voluntary Ghettos and Mobile Bureaucracy: Civic Activity and Acts of Citizenship Under Threat Tommy Jensen Work-Related Travel

5. Travelling to Work: A Century of Change Colin G. Pooley

6. The Business of Train Travel: A Matter of Time Use Glenn Lyons, David Holley & Juliet Jain

7. Geographies of Business Travel in the Professional Service Economy James R. Faulconbridge & Jon V. Beaverstock Mobile Work Practices

8. The Lonely Life of the Mobile Engineer? Carolyn Axtell & Donald Hislop

9. Re-Space-ing Place: Towards Mobile Support for Near Diagnostics Mikael Wiberg

10. 420 Years of Mobility ICT Enabled Mobile Interdependencies in London Hackney Cab Work Silvia Elaluf-Calderwood & Carsten Sorensen

11. Context Matters: Un-ubiquitous Use of Mobile Technologies by the Police Daniel Pica & Carsten Sorensen Home Work Dynamics

12. Mobile Phones, Spillover and the ‘Work-Life Balance’ Diannah Lowry & Megan Moskos

13. Freedom and Flexibility with a Ball and Chain: Managers and their Use of Mobile Phones Keith Townsend & Lyn Batchelor

14. Travel, Availability and Work-life Balance Ann Bergman & Per Gustafson

15. Do Mobile Technologies Enable Work-Life Balance? Dual Perspectives on BlackBerry Usage for Supplemental Work Catherine Middleton, Public Policy

16. Mobile Work and Challenges for Public Policy Dan Wheatley, Irene Hardill, Anne Green

About the Editor

Donald Hislop is a Senior Lecturer at Loughborough University Business School.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General