About the Department of Organisation, Work & Technology

Organisation, Work and 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