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Technology Run Amok

Crisis Management in the Digital Age

Authors: Mitroff, Ian I.

  • Offers insight into how we are developing and deploying technology today
  • Proposes a shift from away from the technological mindset towards what the author terms a humanistic mindset, which will offer a better solution to the crises caused by today’s unfettered technological advances
  • Explores new and emerging areas, such as the impact of self-driving cars, social media, and disruptive technologies
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About this book

The recent data controversy with Facebook highlights that the tech industry as a whole was utterly unprepared for the backlash it faced as a result of its business model of selling user data to third parties. Despite the predominant role that technology plays in all of our lives, the controversy also revealed that many tech companies are reactive, rather than proactive, in addressing crises.

This book examines society's failure to manage technology and its resulting negative consequences. Mitroff argues that the "technological mindset" is responsible for society's unbridled obsession with technology and unless confronted, will cause one tech crisis after another. This trans-disciplinary text, edgy in its approach, will appeal to academics, students, and practitioners through its discussion of the modern technological crisis.

About the authors

Ian Mitroff is Senior Affiliate of The Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California - Berkeley, USA. He is Professor Emeritus of the Annenberg School of Communication and the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy. Dr. Mitroff is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of Crisis Management and founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management. Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, he is the author of 37 books and is a frequent blogger for the Huffington Post.

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eBook $19.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95741-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $27.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 7, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95740-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology Run Amok
Book Subtitle
Crisis Management in the Digital Age
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95741-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95741-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-95740-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 150
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics