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Managing dynamic technology-oriented businesses; high tech organizations and workplaces.


Managing dynamic technology-oriented businesses; high tech organizations and workplaces.

Ed. by Dariusz Jemielniak and Abigail Marks.

Business Science Reference


315 pages




International contributors in business and management investigate issues of high-tech work environments, such as managerial pressure, and seek to understand software professionals' career identities and perceptions. One study introduces a narrative approach to technology studies and applies it to the case of a failed software project. Another study proposes a new material-discursive understanding of technology in the form of 'material storytelling,' while a third study uses storytelling to examine stakeholders and imaginary scenarios in the truck manufacturing industry. Other topics addressed include management of virtual teams, video game designers and unpaid overtime, gendered roles in technology-based organizations, and middle managers' deterioration as a source of organizational decline. Jemielniak is affiliated with Kozminski University, Poland. Marks is affiliated with Heriot-Watt University, UK.

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