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Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 239–243 | Cite as

Book Review

Enterprise Mobility: Tiny Technology with Global Impact on Work, Carsten Sørensen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 208 pp. ISBN: 9780230306202, DOI: 10.1057/9780230306202
  • Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho
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Exploring issues surrounding the use of computer technologies in work settings and their impact upon work practices has been a central tenet of CSCW research since its very beginning. The topic of this book, enterprise mobility, is therefore of interest to the field, for it includes the use of mobile information and communication technologies (ICTs) for mobile work practices and related issues. Carsten Sørensen’s “Enterprise Mobility” is a comprehensive introduction to the subject intended both to guide those first approaching it and to raise questions that might be further explored in contribution to the field for more knowledgeable readers.

In this book, Sørensen, who has been doing research on the matter for more than a decade, introduces different concerns (to be) addressed by research on the area and illustrates them with a range of case studies conducted by him and his associates over the past number of years in the mobility@lseresearch group at the London School of Economics....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Multidisciplinary Design Group, Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology, Faculty of InformaticsVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

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