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The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work

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The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work

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The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work by Patricia Wallace ISBN: 0-521-80931-2 Published: 2004 Pages: 316 pp.; hardcover Price: $28 Available from: Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211; 212/924-3900; www.cambridge.org.

This is about more than the Internet. It is about how technology is transforming our notion of work. The author, whose research at Johns Hopkins has focused on the links between technology and human behavior, presents both the positive and negative effects of the Net-centric technologies that have had such an impact on all walks of life.

Each of the 11 chapters explores a different facet of working life and how modern technologies have changed the norm. Some of the topics covered include the blurring of work and non-work; how the nature of business communication has changed; how leadership has changed when anyone can contact the top brass; the rise of virtual teams, e-learning, and the effect on universities, faculty, and students; workplace privacy and surveillance; and the changing context of employment. …

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