The impact of technology on work in the twenty-first century: exploring the smart and dark side

Peter Holland, Anne Bardoel

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The twenty-first century has seen significant expansion in the use and availability of technology, which has created a paradigm shift in how we can work. The papers in this special issue explore different facets of the smart and dark side of technology and how new waves of technology also lead to significant changes in the way we work. The tensions between ‘smart and dark’ are examined in relation to the use of formal telework practices, connection between IT systems and work-life balance, social media’s potential to fundamentally change the nature and boundaries of voice in the workplace, attitudes towards workplace surveillance, and finally a critical research agenda between the interface of IT and HRM is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2579-2581
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2016


  • HRM
  • IT systems
  • social media
  • surveillance
  • technology
  • telework

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