Department of Organisation, Work & Technology
Organisation, Work & Technology is a multi-disciplinary department drawing primarily on the disciplines of social psychology, sociology and philosophy. We research and teach within and across three main themes.
Organisation: the nature form and structure of organisations and organising in the 21st century. Work in this area includes:
- New organisational forms and business strategy in the digital era.
- Ethics and new forms of corporate responsibility.
- Sustainability and the environment.
- Processes of globalisation and development; the rise of the ‘third sector’.
Work: The cultural and political aspects of contemporary work practices. Themes include:
- New work cultures and management practices.
- Spatial and temporal reconfiguration of contemporary workplaces.
- Professions and professional work.
- The management and organisation of the public sector.
Technology: The social dimensions pertaining to the development and use of information technologies in organisations. Work in this area includes:
- IT, knowledge and information infrastructures.
- The organisation and ethical dimensions of new technologies: surveillance and control technologies; genetic and biometric technologies; nanotechnology.
- Technology and the practices of modernisation in the public sector.
- Information technology in developing countries and for development.