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Big Data

Promise, Application and Pitfalls Edited by John Storm Pedersen, Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark and Adrian Wilkinson, Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University, Australia
Big data and 'the package' of the digital society is de-mystified in this important book. A group of international experts frame the debates around big data and analyse its impact in different sectors in practice. They also examine whether big data and the digital society can deliver on its promises.
Extent: c 448 pp
Hardback Price: $180.00 Web: $162.00
Publication Date: November 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 234 5
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  • Business and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organisation Studies
  • Public Management
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Technology and ICT
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Welfare States
  • Research Methods
Since the early 2000s, digital data has transformed the way we live and work. This timely book looks to big data analytics to understand this revolutionary change, unpacking the impact of big data analytics on the mobilization and allocation of individuals, organizations and societies’ resources.

Contributions from leading experts on modern technological trends examine the promises, applications and pitfalls of big data. The contributors assess the ways in which contemporary trajectories of data processing have increased efficiency and had a transformative effect on all avenues of life, from energy, tourism and social media, to human resources, welfare systems and urban citizenship. At a time when our personal data is more valuable than ever, this book seeks to make sense of how big data analytics has transformed our lives and how it will continue to shape society in the future.

Astute and comprehensive, this book is critical reading for business and management scholars with a focus on information systems and communications technologies. It will also prove to be vital information for students and researchers of big data and digital society, as well as politics and administration more widely.
Contributors include: P. Aagaard, A.R. Alaei, S. Becken, P. Bonev, E. Breit, B.K. Daniel, C. Egeland, V. Estivill-Castro, P. Gillingham, S. Hiremath, T. Kelly, I.B. Løberg, K. Löfgren, A.O. Lyneborg, P. Mikalef, Q.V.H. Nguyen, J.S. Pedersen, P. Ross, A. Sandgaard, T.M. Scholz, M. Söderberg, B. Stantic, W. Webster, A. Wilkinson

1. Introduction
John Storm Pedersen and Adrian Wilkinson

2. Man Versus Cyborg
Vladimir Estivill-Castro

3. Big Data and Application
Patrick Mikalef

4. Big Data and Human Resource Management
Tobias M. Scholz

5. Big Data in Energy Industry
Petyo Bonev and Magnus Söderberg

6. A Brief Introduction to ‘Big data’ and Its Application in Tourism
Ali Rea Alaei and Susanne Becken

7. Big Data in Government: The Case of ‘Smart Cities’
Karl Löfgren and William Webster

8. Cyborg Bureaucracy: Frontline Work in An Area of Digitalized Labour and Welfare Services
Eric Breit et al

9. Data Analytics and Health Services Quality: Implementing eHealth Initiatives Wisely
Peter Ross, Therese Kelly, Sanjev Hiremath and Adrian Wilkinson

10. Data Driven Management in Practice in the Digital Welfare State
John Storm Pedersen

11. Social Work in the Danish Digitalized Welfare State: Two cases of the Effects and Use of Digital Technologies for Professional Knowledge in Child Services
Anna Olejasz Lyneborg

12. Big Data in Social Welfare
Philip Gillingham

13. Big Data and Data Governance: From the ‘World of Ideas’ to the ‘World of Practice’
Anders Sandgaard

14. Artificial Reality: The Practice of Analytics and Big Data in Educational Research
Ben Kei Daniel

15. The Digital Welfare State: Dataism Versus Relationshipism
John Storm Pedersen

16. Big Data in Political Communication
Peter Aagaard

17. Rumour Detection in Social Media
Henry Nguyen and Bela Stantic

18. Big Data and Professionals: What We Can Learn from Michael Polanyi
Giorgio Baruchello