Distributed Work

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Pamela Hinds, Sara B. Kiesler, Sara Kiesler
MIT Press, 2002 - 475 sider

Multidisciplinary research on dynamics, problems, and potential of distributed work.

Technological advances and changes in the global economy are increasing the geographic distribution of work in industries as diverse as banking, wine production, and clothing design. Many workers communicate regularly with distant coworkers; some monitor and manipulate tools and objects at a distance. Work teams are spread across different cities or countries. Joint ventures and multiorganizational projects entail work in many locations. Two famous examples -- the Hudson Bay Company's seventeenth-century fur trading empire and the electronic community that created the original Linux computer operating system -- suggest that distributed work arrangements can be flexible, innovative, and highly successful. At the same time, distributed work complicates workers' professional and personal lives. Distributed work alters how people communicate and how they organize themselves and their work, and it changes the nature of employee-employer relationships.

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of distributed work groups and organizations, the challenges inherent in distributed work, and ways to make distributed work more effective. Specific topics include division of labor, incentives, managing group members, facilitating interaction among distant workers, and monitoring performance. The final chapters focus on distributed work in one domain, collaborative scientific research. The contributors include psychologists, cognitive scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, economists, and computer scientists.

 

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Innhold

III
1
IV
3
VI
27
VII
55
VIII
57
IX
83
X
113
XI
137
XX
283
XXI
309
XXII
311
XXIII
335
XXIV
357
XXV
379
XXVI
380
XXVII
381

XII
165
XIII
167
XV
187
XVI
191
XVII
213
XVIII
235
XIX
259
XXVIII
405
XXIX
407
XXX
433
XXXI
459
XXXII
465
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Om forfatteren (2002)

Pamela J. Hinds is Assistant Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.

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