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Author Barrett, Rowena.

Title Management, labour process and software development : reality bytes / Rowena Barrett.

Published New York : Routledge, 2005.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  004.0683 BARR    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 212 p ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge research in employment relations ; 13
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction : myth and reality / Rowena Barrett -- 2. A short history of software / Graeme Philipson -- 3. The labor process in software startups : production on a virtual assembly line? / Chris K. Andrews, Craig D. Lair and Bart Landry -- 4. Managing the software development labour process : direct control, time and technical autonomy / Rowena Barrett -- 5. Trick or treat? : autonomy as control in knowledge work / Bente Rasmussen and Birgitte Johansen -- 6. Coming and going at will? : working time organization in German IT companies / Dorothea Voss-Dahm -- 7. Professional identity in software work : evidence from Scotland / Abigail Marks and Cliff Lockyer -- 8. Organizational commitment among software developers / Chris Baldry, Dora Scholarios and Jeff Hyman -- 9. The reality of software developing / Rowena Barrett.
Summary "This book makes an important contribution to the debate over the nature of the new economy and the role of knowledge workers within it. Original research from the US, UK, Europe and Australia is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of working in the software industry." "With contributions from an array of academics and specialists, this timely volume will interest a wide variety of readers, including students of work and employment studies as well as those who keep up with the concept of the new economy."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Electronic data processing personnel -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies.
Electronic data processing personnel -- Salaries, etc. -- Cross-cultural studies.
Computer software developers -- Management -- Cross-cultural studies.
Computer software developers -- Salaries, etc. -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 041532047X