Edited by Paul Luff, Jon Hindmarsh and Christian Heath
The aim of this book is to "bring together a collection of workplace studies which have different substantive concerns and reflect different approaches to understanding technology and organisational conduct. It is also concerned with raising and exploring the more applied issues which arise with workplace studies and in particular the extent to which they may contribute to the design and deployment of new technologies" [from the preface]. The collection consists of two parts: "part one contains a number of detailed case studies that not only provide an insight into the issues central to workplace studies but also some of the problems involved in carrying out such research. Part two focuses on the interrelationship between workplace studies and the design of new technologies."[from the dust jacket] (prd, 11/00)
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 283 pages.