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Wearable Technologies in Organizations

Privacy, Efficiency and Autonomy in Work

Authors: Przegalinska, Aleksandra

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  • Insightful guide through wearable technologies
  • Presents future scenarios for wearable technologies and the Internet of Things
  • Integrates the discussion of wearable technologies and artificial intelligence in an organisational context
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This innovative book considers the positive and negative impact of wearable technologies on organization and work. First discussing the development and use of this software within the workspace, the author highlights potential issues such as privacy, addiction and lack of work efficiency. Technology has had a major impact on workspace and workforce, and the second section explores how it has emerged as a key driver of collaboration, and what the shortfalls are in terms of autonomy, solidarity and authenticity. Cloud technology, mobile technology, collaboration apps, the Internet of Things, and highly specialized AI bear the promise of a radical enhancement of the way we work and interact. This book discusses the potential future scenarios for wearable technologies in the context of the IoT and as a social and organizational phenomenon.

About the authors

Aleksandra Przegalinska is Assistant Professor in Management Studies at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Her research interests lie in the consequences of introducting artifical beings and systems to social and professional spheres.

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“Przegalinska’s highly interesting piece comes at the perfect time: when wearable tech is on the rise both amongst individuals, and in organizations. Her solid, academic insight into the pros and cons of this trend allows us to understand not only the technological, but also social, implications of this incoming revolution. This fascinating and readable book will become an essential text for both practitioners and scholars, to whom I highly recommend it.” (Dariusz Jemielniak, Full Professor of Management in Networked Societies (MINDS), Kozminski University, Poland)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00907-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00906-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wearable Technologies in Organizations
Book Subtitle
Privacy, Efficiency and Autonomy in Work
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00907-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00907-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00906-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 86
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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