People and Chips: The Human Implications of Information Technology

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McGraw Hill, 1996 - Computers - 257 pages
People and Chips takes a comprehensive look at the human implications of information technology - a subject of continued debate and controversy. No other text brings together such a wide range of 'human issues' in a single volume. Rather than considering what IT can 'do', it discusses the effects it has on employment, new work patterns, automation, surveillance, data protection, gender, organizational change, health and safety, privacy, broadcasting, democracy, industrial relations, networks, computer crime, and the work ethic.
This highly successful book draws on a wide range of perspectives and utilises sociology, psychology, economics, law and politics in its in-depth analysis of the human aspects of IT.
Now in its third edition, People and Chips moves on to consider how the Internet and other networks are influencing the human agenda of technology. It also includes new research on changing works patterns, gender issues, organizational change and human resource issues.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Contrasting Perspectives
14
Employment Patterns
32
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Christopher Rowe was, until recently, Management Development Advisor for British Aerospace and, prior to that, Reader in Management Studies at the University of Humberside and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Hull.

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