- Editorial Introduction to “Top-level Communication: Behind the Scenes with Famous French Spin Doctor Jacques Seguela”, by Christophe Haag, Jean-Francois Coget, and Tessa Melkonian, Organization Management Journal, 2011(8): 166.
After the HypeThis book aims to help researchers and practitioners to understand hypes about ICT and government without becoming cynical. Hypes can be functional in triggering processes of change, but one should be able to distinguish a 'trigger' from a realistic set of expectations. This book combines an analysis of the discourse (in terms of hypes) with an analysis of practices (in terms of stable routines and relational patterns).
Internet and SurveillanceThis book explores the changing landscape of the Internet and Social Media (Web2.0) by addressing topics such as commercial data collection by advertising, consumer sites and interactive media; self-disclosure in the social web; surveillance of file-sharers; privacy in the age of the internet; civil watch-surveillance on social networking sites; and networked interactive surveillance in transnational space. This book is a result of a research network launched by the European, intergovernmental network COST Action Living in Surveillance Societies.
Jaarboek KennisSamenleving 2010Jaarboek KennisSamenleving 2010 stelt kritische vragen bij de alomtegenwoordige blik van toezicht. Nieuwe technieken maken het opslaan en verwerken van informatie makkelijker en maken de weg vrij om gegevens vast te leggen voordat duidelijk is welk inzicht we eigenlijk nastreven. Toezicht wint zo terrein ten opzichte van de kennisverwerving. Voorbeelden van toenemend toezicht zijn elektronische dossiers over burgers, informatievergaring door de politie en in private initiatieven zoals Google Earth.
Inventing Structures for Industrial ResearchThis is my awarded book. It describes the early, organizational history of the Philips Research Department. The story indicates that it was not enough for Philips to simply have a tradition of innovation - the company needed to create a culture and structure that permitted the coordination between people and resources that was necessary for developing innovations in an industrial context. I can send you a copy of the book.
Boersma, F.K., P. Wagenaar and J. Wolbers (2012). Negotiating the ‘Trading Zone’. Creating a Shared Information Infrastructure in the Dutch Public Safety Sector. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, 9(2): Article 6.
Boersma, F.K., E. Engelman (2012). Organizing cross-border fire brigade response in the Dutch-German border region, Journal of Emergency Management, 10(1): 53-62.
Wagenaar, F.P. and F.K. Boersma (2012). Zooming in on ‘Heterotopia’: CCTV-operator Practices at Schiphol Airport, Information Polity, 17: 7-20.
Ghorashi, H. and F.K. Boersma (2009). Iranian Diaspora and the New Media: From Political Action to Humanitarian Help, Development and Change, 40(4): 667-691.
Boersma, F.K., C. Reinecke and M. Gibbons (2008). Organizing the University-Industry relationship: a case study of research policy and curriculum restructuring at the North-West University in South Africa, Tertiary Education and Management, 14(3): 209-226.
Boersma, F.K. and M. de Vries (2008). Transitions in Industrial Research. The case of the Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium (1914-1994), Business History, 50(4): 509-529.
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