Article

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

Citation

Marks A & Scholarios D (2007) Revisiting technical workers: professional and organisational identities in the software industry. New Technology, Work and Employment, 22 (2), pp. 98-117. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-005X.2007.00193.x

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.

Journal
New Technology, Work and Employment: Volume 22, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date31/07/2007
Publication date online20/06/2007
Date accepted by journal20/06/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/29522
ISSN0268-1072