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Author Marjoribanks, Timothy, 1965-

Title News Corporation, technology and the workplace : global strategies, local change / Timothy Marjoribanks
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000


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Description x, 221 pages ; 23cm
Contents Introduction: Tales from the Workplace -- Pt. I. Technological Innovation and Workplace Reorganisation: The Newspaper Industry. 1. Global Technology and the Local Workplace: A Theoretical Debate. 2. The Institutional and Societal Context: Britain, Australia and the United States. 3. The Newspaper Industry: Historical Developments in the Three Countries -- Pt. II. Technological Innovation and Workplace Reorganisation: News Corporation. 4. News Corporation Limited: A Global Media Company. 5. News International and Wapping. 6. The Adelaide Advertiser: Wapping South? 7. News Corporation in the United States: The Land of Opportunity? 8. Conclusion: News Corporation: Combining the Global and the Local
Summary This book, which includes extensive interview material and primary research, examines technological innovation and workplace restructuring carried out by News Corporation in its newspaper holdings in Britain, the United States and Australia. Timothy Marjoribanks finds that while some outcomes at various local sites were similar, many were dramatically different. His study reveals that the nature of existing social relations in a particular location has a major impact on workplace reforms. The book finds that the prevailing balance of power between trade unions and workers, management and employers, and the role of the state in these relationships are the most influential factors in determining the course of events. Significantly, it emphasises the importance of analysing the connections between events occurring locally, nationally and globally if we are to understand the growing influence of corporate actors such as News Corporation
Analysis News Corp
Management techniques
Technological change
Industrial relations
Working conditions
Information and communications technology
Organisational change
Australia overseas comparisons
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 200-214
Notes English
Subject News Corporation -- Management.
News Corporation -- History.
Labor unions.
Newspaper employees -- Labor unions.
Newspaper publishing -- Technological innovations -- History -- 20th century.
Newspaper publishing -- Technological innovations.
Newspaper publishing -- Economic aspects.
Press -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Press -- Effect of technological innovation on
Organizational change.
Industrial management.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Newspaper employees -- Effect of technological innovations on.
ISBN 052177280X :
0521775353 paperback
ABBREV TI News Corporation, Technology and the Workplace
Other Titles Technology and the workplace