Buy Books Online > Sociology: work & labour > Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology
Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology: Book by Diane E. Bailey

Technology Choices: Why Occupations Differ in Their Embrace of New Technology

Product Details:    Share this by email:

ISBN: 9780262028424    Publisher: MIT Press Ltd Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 288        Language: English
Why do people who perform largely the same type of work make different technology choices in the workplace? An automotive design engineer working in India, for example, finds advanced information and communication...Read more
Why do people who perform largely the same type of work make different technology choices in the workplace? An automotive design engineer working in India, for example, finds advanced information and communication technologies essential, allowing him to work with far-flung colleagues; a structural engineer in California relies more on paper-based technologies for her everyday work; and a software engineer in Silicon Valley operates on multiple digital levels simultaneously all day, continuing after hours on a company-supplied home computer and network connection. In Technology Choices, Diane Bailey and Paul Leonardi argue that occupational factors -- rather than personal preference or purely technological concerns -- strongly shape workers' technology choices. Drawing on extensive field work -- a decade's worth of observations and interviews in seven engineering firms in eight countries -- Bailey and Leonardi challenge the traditional views of technology choices: technological determinism and social constructivism.
Their innovative occupational perspective allows them to explore how external forces shape ideas, beliefs, and norms in ways that steer individuals to particular technology choices -- albeit in somewhat predictable and generalizable ways. They examine three relationships at the heart of technology choices: human to technology, technology to technology, and human to human. An occupational perspective, they argue, helps us not only to understand past technology choices, but also to predict future ones.
Read less
About the author: Diane E. Bailey
Diane E. Bailey is Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Paul M. Leonardi is the Reece... Read more
Diane E. Bailey is Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Paul M. Leonardi is the Reece Duca Professor of Technology Management in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Car Crashes without Cars (MIT Press).
Read less
Review:
[T]his book will reward dedicated readers with novel insights that can apply to wider questions of work and computer technology. Choice

Recommended Books for you - See all

Price: Rs. 6388   Rs.5750
You save: Rs.638
Vendor : Booyah Chicago (Books), Delhi
BUY NOW

FREE SHIPPING | Delivered in 21 working days

(Cash on delivery not available)

Imported Edition

Be assured. 7 days Return & Refund Policy.
Click here

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

1.Click on Add to Cart & Proceed to Checkout
2.Under payment options, choose
"Redeem Coupon Code/Gift Certificate"
3.Enter Promo Code "SHOP200"
4.Get Rs.200 off, Pay Balance Amount

Valid upto 21st July,13

Rs.200 OFF

on purchase of Rs.500 & above

Terms & Conditions