The Impact of ICT on Quality of Working Life

Editors: Korunka, Christian, Hoonakker, Peter (Eds.)

  • Re-evaluates the current impact of ICT on Quality of (Working) Life
  • Describes changes in different national contexts
  • Is written by highly reputable experts and covers the topic from interdisciplinary perspectives 
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About this book

This book discusses the impact and effects of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on quality of working life of employees. It describes the changes and the acceleration of processes caused by the widespread use of ICT in a broad range of working areas and in different national contexts. It explores the important role ICT has come to play in nearly all work places in developed societies and the impact it is starting to have on work places in developing countries. The book brings together experts from the fields of ICT and quality of working life and from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, including sociology, psychology, industrial engineering and macro ergonomics. It discusses the range of current positive and negatives effects as well as the possible increase of both kinds of effects in the future. The final chapter of the book integrates the diverse perspectives of the authors and gives recommendations on how to increase the possible positive outcomes and to diminish negative effects of ICT in an accelerated society.

About the authors

Christian Korunka, PhD. Professor for Work & Organizational Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Research interests: Effects of Organizational change on employees, new job demands, ICT and quality of working life, burnout, engagement.

Peter Hoonakker, PhD., Associate Director of Research and Scientist at the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA.

Research interests: Implementation and evaluation of health information technology, quality of care and patient safety.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hoonakker, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Information and Communication Technology and Quality of Working Life: Backgrounds, Facts, and Figures

    Hoonakker, Peter

    Pages 9-23

  • Changing Working Conditions at the Onset of the Twenty-First Century: Facts from International Datasets

    Kubicek, Bettina (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • From Work-Life to Work-Age Balance? Acceleration, Alienation, and Appropriation at the Workplace

    Rosa, Hartmut

    Pages 43-61

  • Time and Work Pressure in Today’s Working World

    Hurtienne, Jörn (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8853-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7850-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Impact of ICT on Quality of Working Life
Editors
  • Christian Korunka
  • Peter Hoonakker
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8854-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8854-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8853-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7850-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 230
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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