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ERIC Number: ED549026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 136
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ISBN: 978-1-2673-5498-3
Mobile Computing: Trends Enabling Virtual Management
Kuyatt, Alan E.
ProQuest LLC, D.Mgt. Dissertation, University of Maryland University College
The growing power of mobile computing, with its constantly available wireless link to information, creates an opportunity to use innovative ways to work from any location. This technological capability allows companies to remove constraints of physical proximity so that people and enterprises can work together at a distance. Mobile computing is expected to enhance the implementation of a virtual management environment in the office, which will enable workers to do their job away from management much of the time. Dealing with essentially virtual employees will mean changes to management procedures. Management will need to make a choice when implementing mobile computing to either use Theory X practices that can inhibit employees, or to use Theory Y practices that will enable virtual management to bring productivity increases. With Moore's Law predicting that technology doubles every 18 to 24 months, management must be prepared to adapt with these innovations and new capabilities to allow the organization to remain competitive. When management considers the changes mobile computing will bring to the organization, the specifics of the technology or architecture are not the major focus. It is more important to see the trends that are coming and know where they can lead. It is not a matter of whether or not a technology will be feasible, but how to use it. Management must be aware of both the positive and negative aspects of technology in order to balance the implementation of mobile computing in the organization. Remaining competitively positioned ahead of the competition may involve implementing virtual management and its disruptive innovation into the organization to keep the business at a competitive edge. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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