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Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses

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Modern workplaces are far more technology-driven than the organizations of a few decades ago, leading to a different set of challenges for employers to keep their employees working efficiently, and for employees to balance their work and home lives.Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High-Tech Organizations and Workplaces explores the culture of modern high-tech workplaces and the different challenges and opportunities that new technologies present for modern workers and employers. This pivotal reference will delve deep into management practices throughout the world, including American, European, Asian, and Middle-Eastern high-tech companies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
    1. HIGH-TECH ENVIRONMENTS: TO BOLDLY GO
  6. Chapter 1: Cultural Differences in Trust in High-Tech International Business Ventures
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN TRUST: RESULTS OF THE WORLD VALUES SURVEY
    4. WHERE DO DIFFERENCES COME FROM? CULTURAL/HISTORIC BACKGROUND OF THE DIFFERENCES ON TRUST
    5. METHOD
    6. THE STUDY (EXCERPTS)
    7. DISCUSSION
  7. Chapter 2: Trust as a Success Factor in Open Innovation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OUR FRAMEWORK
    4. RESEARCH DESIGN
    5. OPEN INNOVATION SETTING
    6. DISCUSSION: THE TWO-DIMENSIONAL TAXONOMY OF TRUST
    7. CONCLUSION: TRUST AS A SUCCESS FACTOR IN OPEN INNOVATION
  8. Chapter 3: Management of Virtual Teams and Capabilities in Business Networks
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND KEY TERMS
    4. RESEARCH STRATEGY AND METHODOLOGY
    5. SUMMARY
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Chapter 4: Group Processes in the Virtual Work Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORY AND HYPOTHESES
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
  10. Chapter 5: Creation of Indicators Determining the Work of High-Tech Business Practitioners
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CASE AND METHOD
    4. PANOPTIC CONTROL: VALIDITY, RELIABILITY, AND NEGOTIATIONS
    5. EMPIRICAL DATA: ACCOUNTING AND INDICATOR DEVELOPMENT
    6. ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: So Into It They Forget What Time It Is?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WORKING HOURS IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
    4. INTERPRETATIVE FRAMEWORK: IMPORTANCE OF THE PORTFOLIO AND REPUTATION IN GETTING HIGHLY SKILLED, HIGHLY MOBILE WORKERS ON BOARD
    5. OVERTIME HOURS OF OUR RESPONDENTS
    6. HOW IS SUCH WILLINGNESS TO WORK UNPAID OVERTIME FOSTERED?
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Making a Rod for One’s Own Back
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. R&D ENGINEERS AND THEIR SMARTPHONES
    5. IMPLICATIONS FOR EXISTING MODELS OF TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: In the Name of Flexibility
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. “FLEXIBLE” WORK AND ITS CULTURAL CONTEXT
    4. F-SECURE CORPORATION
    5. “FINNISH MANAGEMENT IS WONDERFUL”
    6. PROFESSIONAL AND MORAL DIMENSIONS OF WORK
    7. MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT HYPE AND DOWNTURN
    8. THREATENED PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
    9. PRAGMATISM
    10. HETEROGLOSSIA
  14. Chapter 9: Professional and Managerial Language in Hybrid Industry-Research Organizations and within the Hybrid Clinician Manager Role
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
    5. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: The Engineering Project as Story and Narrative
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PROJECT: FIRST FACTORY
    4. PROJECT, STORY, AND NARRATIVE
    5. THE FAILED PROJECT THAT LIVED ON
    6. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Stories of Material Storytelling1
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE STUDY
    4. WHAT DOES A MATERIAL STORYTELLER DO?
    5. MATERIAL STORYTELLING: THE STORY OF THE VALUE PROJECT
    6. TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONS
    7. MATERIAL STORYTELLING: THE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT
    8. MANAGING TECHNOLOGY: SOME IMPLICATIONS
  17. Chapter 12: Excessive Value Creation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: THE TYRANNY OF THE NEW IMAGINARY
    3. ENTER THE CUSTOMIZING SCENE, WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE
    4. WHERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE, NOTHING IS EVER ENOUGH
    5. WITH EVERY SYNTHESIS, A REST
    6. PERVERSION AS PROTECTION AGAINST A LAW RUN AMOK
    7. FANTASY FRAGMENTING
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 13: Organizational Characteristics of Middle Managers’ Deterioration as Sources of Organizational Decline
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FRAMEWORK
    5. HYPOTHESES
    6. METHOD
    7. RESULTS
    8. PATH ANALYSIS
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 14: Innovation Capability in High-Tech Companies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODS
    5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    6. PRESCRIPTIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS
  20. Chapter 15: Gendered Technology-Based Organizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE GLASS CLIFF
    4. RECOMMENDATIONS ON RESOLVING THE GLASS CLIFF PHENOMENON
    5. THE GLASS CLIFF PHENOMENON
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors