Organization scholars have long acknowledged that control processes
are integral to the way in which organizations function. While control
theory research spans many decades and draws on several rich traditions,
theoretical limitations have kept it from generating consistent and interpretable
empirical findings and from reaching consensus concerning the
nature of key relationships.
Though most servers will play a particular role within your
organization, it is clear that some administrative tasks
need to be performed on all servers no matter what their
role is. These are the general server administration tasks.
They include everything from making sure the server
is up and running to verifying that it continues to be
configured according to organizational standards. Many
of the tasks are technical and several can be automated,
but some are also purely administrative and do not
require technology to be completed....
Digital technologies have been engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textural and audio-visual media. User-centered content production, from Wikipedia to YouTube to Open Source, has become the emblem of this transformation, but the changes run deeper and wider than these novel organizational forms.
Having thus introduced the papers collectively, let me also say something about
them individually, thereby giving some sense for which kinds of economists might find
which papers especially interesting. Akerlof and Kranton’s paper has clear links to both
labor economics and organizational economics, and also more broadly to behavioral
This is the nineteenth book in a series initiated by the Society for
Industrial and Organizational Psychology in 1983 (SIOP) and published
by Jossey-Bass. Originally published as the Frontiers Series,
the SIOP Executive Committee voted in 2000 to change the name
of the series to Organizational Frontiers Series in order to enhance
the identity and visibility of the series. The purpose of the publication
of series volumes in a general sense was to promote the scientific
status of the field. Ray Katzell first edited the series, and
Irwin Goldstein and Sheldon Zedeck followed him....