As the growth in teleworking, 'virtual teams' and 'virtual enterprises' has shown, the economic landscape is increasingly characterized by an ability to work across spatial and organisational boundaries. Only with this redesign of working methods and business processes can the promise of the digital age be delivered. eBusiness and Workplace Redesign argues that the key context for much of today's technology-supported organisational change is being set by developments in eBusiness. In the handling of change, this book places particular emphasis on how the design of work and use of space can be planned and managed in more systematic and effective ways. In doing so, we are shown how organisations can embrace the new technologies and business opportunities presented by the Internet by creating more productive, dynamic and sustainable workplaces that exploit the benefits of these new forms of work flexibility. This book draws upon an international, multidisciplinary team of editors and contributors, and presents the most recent academic research on the subject.
Paul Jackson Brunel University, UK, Reima Suomi Turku University, Finland, James MacCalman Brunel University, UK, Craig Anderson The McKenzie Partnership, UK, Lisa Harri
Paul Jackson is a lecturer in Management Studies at Brunel University. He has been a European Union Research Fellow at the Work and Organizational Research Centre at Tilberg University, the Netherlands, and is currently undertaking research in the areas of organizational change and eBusiness, eGovernment and organizational networking.
Reima Suomi is a Professor of Information Systems Science at the Turku School of Economics. His research interests include the business use of telecommunications, strategic planning for telecommunications, and network-based solutions, such as eCommerce and teleworking. and Business Administration in Finland. Science in Finland.