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Global Knowledge Work

Diversity and Relational Perspectives Edited by Katerina Nicolopoulou, Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Mine Karataş-Özkan, Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Southampton, Ahu Tatli, Lecturer in International Human Resource Management, Queen Mary, University of London and John Taylor, Professor of Higher Education Management, University of Liverpool, UK
Global Knowledge Work is an up-to-date account of theoretical approaches and empirical research in the multi-disciplinary topic of global knowledge workers from a relational and diversity perspective. It includes contributions from international scholars and practitioners who have been working with the concept of global knowledge workers from a number of different perspectives, including personal and academic life trajectories. They reveal that the relational framework of the three dimensions of analysis (macro-meso-micro) is relevant for analyzing the phenomenon of global knowledge workers, as expertise and specialised knowledge and its innovative application, together with the attraction and retention of talent remain key topics in the current socioeconomic conditions.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 543 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Diversity and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
Global Knowledge Work is an up-to-date account of theoretical approaches and empirical research in the multi-disciplinary topic of global knowledge workers from a relational and diversity perspective.

This informative volume includes contributions from international scholars and practitioners who have been working with the concept of global knowledge workers from a number of different perspectives, including personal and academic life trajectories. They reveal that the relational framework of the three dimensions of analysis (macro-meso-micro) is relevant for analyzing the phenomenon of global knowledge workers, as expertise and specialised knowledge and its innovative application, together with the attraction and retention of talent remain key topics in the current socioeconomic conditions.

With a wealth of original research, this book will strongly appeal to researchers, practitioners, academics and managers in the fields of diversity, organizational studies, knowledge management and human resources.
Contributors: J. Adelstein, B. Al-Jenaibi, K. Chalkiti, P. Harrigan, L. Harris, P. Holdt Christensen, W.S. Harvey, P.V. Ilavarasan, O. Kyriakidou, B. Lange, J. Leah, C.M. Malish, P. Manolopoulos, K.-P. Nikolopoulos, M. Psoinos, K. Sakellariou, G.G. Santos, J. Schröder, L. Warren
Contents:

Introduction

PART I: SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXT OF KNOWLEDGE WORK
1. What Makes a Knowledge Society? Privileging Discourses
Jennifer Adelstein

2. Global Knowledge Workers: An Eye on the Senior Executives of the Middle East by Stanton Chase International
Panos Manolopoulos and Konstantina Sakellariou

PART II: MOBILITY, MIGRATION, AND DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE WORKERS
3. Immigration and Emigration Decisions Among Highly Skilled British Expatriates in Vancouver
William S. Harvey

4. Transnationality in Small-scale Cities? Integration of, and Cooperation between, Creative and Knowledge-intensive Workers in the Stagnating Socio-economic Landscape of Leipzig (East Germany)
Bastian Lange and Juliane Schröder

5. Entrepreneurship, Culture and Mobility of Knowledge Workers in European ICT SMEs: A Theoretical Framework
Kanellos-Panagiotis Nikolopoulos

6. The Important Role of Refugee and Migrant Community Organizations in Bringing Out Highly Educated Refugees’ Potential as Knowledge Workers
Maria Psoinos

7. Social Exclusion in Information Capitalism: A Study of Online Recruitment Advertisements in the Indian Software Industry
C.M. Malish and P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan

PART III: RELATIONALITY, SOCIAL NETWORKS AND KNOWLEDGE WORK
8. How the Emergent Properties of Social Networks Support Knowledge Sharing in Dynamic Labour Environments: Lessons from the Hospitality Sector in Australia’s Northern Territory
Kalotina Chalkiti

9. Relationality in Global Knowledge Work Teams
Olivia Kyriakidou

10. Women in Public Relations and Profit Organizations in the UAE: How Gender Influences Practice
Badreya Al-Jenaibi

PART IV: KNOWLEDGE WORKERS, TECHNOLOGY AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
11. The Role of Technology-enhanced Learning in the Development of Global Knowledge Workers
Lisa Harris, Paul Harrigan and Jean Leah

12. Digital Skills for Digital Disruption and Value Creation
Lorraine Warren

PART V: MOTIVATIONS AND FORMS OF CAPITAL IN THE CONTEXT OF KNOWLEDGE WORK
13. Autonomy as a Stressor in Knowledge Work
Peter Holdt Christensen

14. Multiple Understandings of Time: Academics’ Experiences of the Work–Family Relationship
Gina Gaio Santos

Index