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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 False Promise

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/9780199731688.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how the neoliberal opportunity bargain of individual freedom and national prosperity was supposed to unfold. It first examines the transition from muscle power to brain power, ... More


From Managing to Enabling Knowledge

Georg Von Krogh, Kazuo Ichijo, and Ikujiro Nonaka

in Enabling Knowledge Creation: How to Unlock the Mystery of Tacit Knowledge and Release the Power of Innovation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126167
eISBN:
9780199848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126167.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Since the early 1990s, business researchers, consultants, and other experts have asserted that companies all over the world should be considering knowledge creation for the following reasons: 1) to ... More


An introduction to the concepts of knowledge management

David Greaves and Peta Jane Eastland

in An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199558612
eISBN:
9780191595011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0033
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses knowledge management in the healthcare setting. Knowledge management does not comprise the individual systems for handling data, information, and knowledge. Rather it is the ... More


Information and the Modern Knowledge Worker, 1945–1998

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

No Americans experienced more changes in how they lived, worked, and used information than employees, particularly those known as knowledge workers. Their new world of information and their use of ... More


Tinkering with the Future

in Being and Well-Being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771573
eISBN:
9780804775793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771573.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter revisits the notion that new forms of work organization, practice, and morality have placed a premium on productivity, and considers the implications for anthropological approaches to ... More


Preface “We Work Here, but We're Cool”

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/9780226487007.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Amid the coldest and richest of our contemporary seas—awash in the bright, quick data streams and great knowledge surges—lies the continent of cool. The sea is the sea of information in which we ... More


The Cultural Construction of Class: Knowledge and the Labor Process

Stanley Aronowitz and William DiFazio

in The Jobless Future: Second Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674510
eISBN:
9781452947594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674510.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the films Do the Right Thing and Working Girl, which exemplify the “no exit” and “only exit” scenarios of the lives of working-class men and women. The problem for most ... More


Early Mobile Use

Keri K. Stephens

in Negotiating Control: Organizations and Mobile Communication

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190625504
eISBN:
9780190882327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625504.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

For many people, whose first experiences using mobiles were between 2000 and 2010, it’s hard to imagine a time when friends and loved ones didn’t have mobiles or when people didn’t have access to one ... More


Torino

Anne Power, Jörg Plöger, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the collapse of Torino, Italy as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. Strong local leadership, made possible by the ... More


Sheffield

Anne Power, Jörg Plö, and Astrid Winkler

in Phoenix cities: The fall and rise of great industrial cities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426833
eISBN:
9781447302964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426833.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the collapse of Sheffield, England as a major industrial city during the period from 1970 to 2000, and describes its recovery efforts. Major investments in infrastructure and ... More


The Moment of Wired

Thomas Streeter

in The Net Effect: Romanticism, Capitalism, and the Internet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741153
eISBN:
9780814708743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741153.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the structure of feeling created in the early 1990s as knowledge workers began to discover the pleasures of online communication and elites groped for an organizational ... More


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