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Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations


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The books in the series offer groundings in central elements of the management of technology and innovation. They provide stimulating treatments of key themes which form part of the Management of Technology and/or Innovation syllabus and are primarily aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturing and research staff. The books explain, develop and critically explore issues and concepts on the assumption that students and staff already have a basic understanding of the area. All the books in the series incorporate a combination of this review of the current state of knowledge in a particular aspect of the management of technology/innovation with the presentation and discussion of new primary material not previously published.

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Patent Management and Valuation: The Strategic and Geographical Dimension

Patent Management and Valuation: The Strategic and Geographical Dimension

1st Edition

Grid Thoma
July 24, 2018

Research on patent valuation has become increasingly important in academic and policy circles in the last few decades. In part, this is the outcome of the wide consensus that innovation is a crucial ingredient for growth at various levels. On the other hand, there has also been an overcoming of...

Innovation Management in Robot Society

Innovation Management in Robot Society

1st Edition

Kristian Wasén
June 08, 2018

This book introduces cutting-edge issues and thought-provoking concepts on innovation management. It illustrates how robotic developments allow new powerful support functionalities for harnessing workplace innovations and new types of work in enterprises. In particular, low status jobs—heavy,...

Managing Complex Projects: Networks, Knowledge and Integration

Managing Complex Projects: Networks, Knowledge and Integration

1st Edition

Neil Alderman, Chris Ivory, Ian Mcloughlin, Roger Vaughan
June 08, 2018

Concerned with the management of complex long-term engineering projects, this important volume, of great interest to postgraduate students of business, technology management and engineering, reports on a set of rich, novel and unique findings concerning the conduct and management of three high...

Social Inclusion and Usability of ICT-enabled Services.

Social Inclusion and Usability of ICT-enabled Services.

1st Edition

Jyoti Choudrie, Sherah Kurnia, Panayiota Tsatsou
November 03, 2017

Social Inclusion and Usability of Innovative ICT-enabled Services is a cutting-edge research book written for researchers, students, academics, technology experts, activists and policy makers. The book explores a wide range of issues concerning innovative ICT-enabled digital services, their...

The Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies

The Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies

1st Edition

Ewa Lechman
October 09, 2017

In recent decades, the world has witnessed, unprecedented in terms of speed and geographic coverage, diffusion of new information and communication technologies (ICT). The on-going digital revolution pervasively impacts and reshapes societies and economies and therefore deserves special attention...

Technological Communities and Networks: Triggers and Drivers for Innovation

Technological Communities and Networks: Triggers and Drivers for Innovation

1st Edition

Dimitris Assimakopoulos
July 13, 2016

The first book to analyze how new technologies are emerging against a background of continuing globalization of research and development activities. This unique book explores how technological communities and networks shape a broad range of new computer based technologies in regional, national and...

Challenging the Innovation Paradigm

Challenging the Innovation Paradigm

1st Edition

Karl-Erik Sveiby, Pernilla Gripenberg, Beata Segercrantz
September 03, 2015

Innovation is almost always seen as a "good thing". Challenging the Innovation Paradigm is a critical analysis of the innovation frenzy and contemporary innovation research. The one-sided focus on desirable effects of innovation misses many opportunities to reduce the undesirable consequences....

Health Technology Development and Use: From Practice-Bound Imagination to Evolving Impacts

Health Technology Development and Use: From Practice-Bound Imagination to Evolving Impacts

1st Edition

Sampsa Hyysalo
September 03, 2015

How do development and use of new technology relate? How can users contribute to innovation? This volume is the first to study these questions by following particular technologies over several product launches in detail. It examines the emergence of inventive ideas about future technology and uses,...

Nanotechnology and Sustainable Development

Nanotechnology and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Claire Auplat
September 03, 2015

Public institutions, academic researchers and financial analysts among others hail nanotechnologies as one of the most promising sectors of social and economic development. Calculations predict that it will become a trillion euro industry by 2015 and that it will bring about economic change of at...

Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System or How SAP Conquered the World

Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System or How SAP Conquered the World

1st Edition

Neil Pollock, Robin Williams
April 05, 2012

This is the first book that addresses the genesis and career of the modern day enterprise system in a comprehensive and robust manner. It does so through setting out a new approach for the study of packaged solutions and presents novel empirical studies based on in-depth ethnographic and...

Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Society

Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Society

1st Edition

Grete Rusten, Sarah Skerratt
October 11, 2007

Drawing together the experiences of individuals, households and businesses, this book offers an international perspective on the on how and the extent to which the experiential nature of being rural, whether as an business manager in an SME (or micro-enterprise), a non-business person, a retired...

Information Society and the Workplace: Spaces, Boundaries and Agency

Information Society and the Workplace: Spaces, Boundaries and Agency

1st Edition

Prof Jeff Hearn, Tuula Heiskanen
November 20, 2003

Much has been written on the grand prospects for "Information Society"; much less on what this might mean in everyday terms. So what do we find when we look at what is happening in a society, Finland, that is one of closest to an information society? Bringing together studies of everyday local...

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