Work organization and Technology: Introduction to the Theme of the Special Issue

Arja Haapakorpi, Tuomo Alasoini

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    The relationship between work organization and technology has been conceptualized in economic and sociological studies in a variety of ways, depending on the authors’ ontological premises and use of terminology (e.g., Leonardi & Barley, 2010; Mackenzie & Wajcman, 1985). For one thing, many economic analyses have not even regarded work organization as an analytical entity in itself but rather as a subcategory under an umbrella category of ‘technology’. In cases like this, the concept of technology has been used in the broad sense, also referring to human activities and know-how to do things. In many classical and modern sociological studies of work, the analytical distinction between work organization and technology has been of crucial importance, often based on a narrower concept of technology as a set of physical objects (...)
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNordic Journal of Working Life Studies
    Volume8
    Issue numberSupp. Special issue No. S3
    Pages (from-to)1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISSN2245-0157
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
    MoE publication typeB1 Journal article

    Fields of Science

    • 5141 Sociology
    • jobs

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    Work organization and Technology : Introduction to the Theme of the Special Issue. / Haapakorpi, Arja; Alasoini, Tuomo.

    In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies , Vol. 8, No. Supp. Special issue No. S3, 04.2018, p. 1-6.

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