ERA

Download the full-sized PDF of Enterprise Content Management Systems and the Application of Taylorism and Fordism to Intellectual Labour.Download the full-sized PDF

Analytics

Share

Permanent link (DOI): https://doi.org/10.7939/R3R20S91D

Download

Export to: EndNote  |  Zotero  |  Mendeley

Communities

This file is in the following communities:

School of Library and Information Studies

Collections

This file is in the following collections:

Journal Articles (Library & Information Studies)

Enterprise Content Management Systems and the Application of Taylorism and Fordism to Intellectual Labour. Open Access

Descriptions

Author or creator
McNally, Michael B.
Additional contributors
Subject/Keyword
enterprise content management Taylorism Fordism
Type of item
Journal Article (Published)
Language
English
Place
Time
Description
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Systems confer numerous advantages to corporations including superior data management, streamlining of office workflows and potential costs savings. However, a content analysis of ECM system technical white papers reveals that such systems are potentially disastrous to intellectual workers. The trends of increasing management control, routinization and deskilling observed and critiqued by Harry Braverman in the 20th century in industrial labour are fully realized in intellectual labour by such systems. In addition to the detailed surveillance capabilities of content management systems (CMS), the employer captures and retains the entire iterative history of the documents produced by its workers. Content management systems deskill workers by subdividing intellectual tasks into the smallest possible constituent parts and automating as many tasks as possible. Content management systems provide some potential opportunities for the reskilling of workers, but a critical examination of the effects of these systems is necessary to determine their exact influence on digital work
Date created
2010
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3R20S91D
License information
Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs 4.0 International
Rights

Citation for previous publication
McNally, M., (2010). Enterprise Content Management Systems and the Application of Taylorism and Fordism to Intellectual Labour.. Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization, 10(3/4), 357-373.
Source

Link to related item

File Details

Date Uploaded
Date Modified
Audit Status
Audits have not yet been run on this file.
Characterization
File format: pdf (Portable Document Format)
Mime type: application/pdf
File size: 321331
Last modified: 2017:09:05 16:24:18-06:00
Filename: Ephemera_10_2010_357.pdf
Original checksum: 6b208df4a7f4163f14c52bf936e2c3ba
Well formed: false
Valid: false
Status message: Unexpected error in findFonts java.lang.ClassCastException: edu.harvard.hul.ois.jhove.module.pdf.PdfArray cannot be cast to edu.harvard.hul.ois.jhove.module.pdf.PdfDictionary offset=2893
Page count: 17
Activity of users you follow
User Activity Date