Book

Surveillance: A key idea for business and society

G Sewell

Published : 2021

Abstract

Being watched and watching others is a universal feature of all human societies. How does the phenomenon of surveillance affect, interact with, and change the world of business? This concise book unveils a key idea in the history and future of management. For centuries managers have claimed the right to monitor employees, but in the digital era, this management activity has become enhanced beyond recognition. Drawing on extensive research into organizational surveillance, the author distils and analyses existing thinking on the concept with his own empirical work. Drawing together perspectives from philosophy, cutting-edge social theory, and empirical research on workplace surveillance, Surv..

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