Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622226
Title:
Location independent working: An ethnographic study.
Authors:
Lee, Amanda ( 0000-0002-6708-4566 ) ; DiDomenico, MariaLaura; Saunders, Mark N. K.
Abstract:
This paper draws on the research experiences of the first author who conducted a longitudinal ethnographic research study to explore the impact of formalised location independent working (LIW) practices in a highly managerialist, post-1992 ‘new’ UK university. Findings suggest the formalisation of LIW caused a fundamental shift in the nature of the relationship between academics, managers and trades unions. This has far reaching consequences for the case study university and, potentially, for other institutions, which may be supporting similar working practices by encouraging their employees to work in spaces other than those provided by the organisation. Adopting an ethnographic research design enabled the first author to become fully embedded in the social and cultural context of the case study university, which in turn allowed access to the mundane, often hidden everyday behaviour and practices of academics.
Affiliation:
University of Surrey; University of Birmingham
Citation:
Lee, A., DiDomenico, M. & Saunders, M.N.K (2017) Location Independent Working: An Ethnographic Study. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Warwick Business School, 5th September
Issue Date:
5-Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622226
Additional Links:
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3178
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Derby Business School

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Amandaen
dc.contributor.authorDiDomenico, MariaLauraen
dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Mark N. K.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-28T18:11:54Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-28T18:11:54Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-05-
dc.identifier.citationLee, A., DiDomenico, M. & Saunders, M.N.K (2017) Location Independent Working: An Ethnographic Study. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Annual Conference, Warwick Business School, 5th Septemberen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622226-
dc.description.abstractThis paper draws on the research experiences of the first author who conducted a longitudinal ethnographic research study to explore the impact of formalised location independent working (LIW) practices in a highly managerialist, post-1992 ‘new’ UK university. Findings suggest the formalisation of LIW caused a fundamental shift in the nature of the relationship between academics, managers and trades unions. This has far reaching consequences for the case study university and, potentially, for other institutions, which may be supporting similar working practices by encouraging their employees to work in spaces other than those provided by the organisation. Adopting an ethnographic research design enabled the first author to become fully embedded in the social and cultural context of the case study university, which in turn allowed access to the mundane, often hidden everyday behaviour and practices of academics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3178en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectEthnographyen
dc.subjectLocation independent workingen
dc.subjectTrade unionsen
dc.subjectManagementen
dc.subjectHigher educationen
dc.titleLocation independent working: An ethnographic study.en
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Surreyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Birminghamen
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