Revisiting technical workers: Professional and organisational identities in the software industry

Abigail Marks, Dora Scholarios

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    Abstract

    This paper eradicates some of the myths of software workers as prototypes of the knowledge worker. Based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted in five Information Technology (IT) organisations, it examines how the factors of education, skill level and work role determine the opportunities presented to these workers, and how they are associated with differing levels of organisational identity. At the same time, the data reveal a consistently high professional identity, regardless of work role and qualifications. © 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)98-117
    Number of pages20
    JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
    Volume22
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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