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The Knowledge Worker and the Divided University

Rosemary Deem, Sam Hillyard, and Mike Reed

in Knowledge, Higher Education, and the New Managerialism: The Changing Management of UK Universities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265909
eISBN:
9780191708602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265909.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter examines the contemporary conditions of academic work and management in UK universities as organizations. In so doing, it also raises questions about the wider purposes of universities ... More


The Landscape of Lost Knowledge

David W. DeLong

in Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170979
eISBN:
9780199789719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170979.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents an overview of two major forces shaping the workplace today in most industrialized countries: an aging population, and the increasing complexity of knowledge needed in ... More


The Changing Context of University Knowledge Work: The UK Higher Education Systems from the 1960s to the Twenty‐First Century

Rosemary Deem, Sam Hillyard, and Mike Reed

in Knowledge, Higher Education, and the New Managerialism: The Changing Management of UK Universities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265909
eISBN:
9780191708602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265909.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter explores the ramifications of debates surrounding the concepts of NM and NPM in the systemic context of the UK knowledge-intensive university. It analyses changes in the UK higher ... More


Digital Taylorism

Phillip Brown, Hugh Lauder, and David Ashton

in The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199731688
eISBN:
9780199944125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731688.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces Frederick Winslow Taylor's system of scientific management, which was achieved through the application of knowledge to work. It shows that there has been an information ... More


Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Global knowledge is increasingly essential for all aspects of social work. Today's professionals respond to concerns including permeable borders, the upheavals of war, displaced workers, natural ... More


The Idea of Knowledge Work

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

To understand knowledge work from the perspective of the humanities, this chapter reviews three explanations of the concept that arose independently and largely in ignorance of each other: subject ... More


All Edge: Inside the New Workplace Networks

Clay Spinuzzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226236964
eISBN:
9780226237015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The way we work is changing. New information and communication technologies (ICTs) have enabled new forms of work organization—necessitating new ways to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate on ... More


The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Knowledge work is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even the world of higher education. But what perspective can the knowledge of the humanities and arts contribute to a world of ... More


Preface “More”

Alan Liu

in The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486987
eISBN:
9780226487007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487007.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There is much “more,” as mentioned in the introduction of this book. If we were to press the phantom “more” or “next” button at this point in this book's argument, we would come to additional topics ... More


Authenticity at Work: Questioning the New Spirit of Capitalism from a Micro-sociological Perspective

Susanne Ekman

in New Spirits of Capitalism?: Crises, Justifications, and Dynamics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199595341
eISBN:
9780191750755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595341.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter draws on ethnographic material from creative knowledge work organizations to illustrate the contradictory effects of the ‘connexionist logic’ which are not captured by the text analysis ... More


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