Big data: promise, application and pitfalls

Contributor(s): Pederson, John Storm [Editor] | Wilkinson, Adrian [Editor]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Publishing 2019Description: xii, 400 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and indexISBN: 9781788112345Subject(s): Big data | Industrial management | Data analyticsDDC classification: 005.7 Summary: Since the early 2000s, digital data has transformed the way we live and work. This timely book looks to big data analytics to understand this revolutionary change, unpacking the impact of big data analytics on the mobilization and allocation of individuals, organizations and societies’ resources. Contributions from leading experts on modern technological trends examine the promises, applications and pitfalls of big data. The contributors assess the ways in which contemporary trajectories of data processing have increased efficiency and had a transformative effect on all avenues of life, from energy, tourism and social media, to human resources, welfare systems and urban citizenship. At a time when our personal data is more valuable than ever, this book seeks to make sense of how big data analytics has transformed our lives and how it will continue to shape society in the future. Astute and comprehensive, this book is critical reading for business and management scholars with a focus on information systems and communications technologies. It will also prove to be vital information for students and researchers of big data and digital society, as well as politics and administration more widely. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/big-data-9781788112345.html
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Table of Contents:

1 The promise, application and pitfalls of big data 1 John Storm Pedersen and Adrian Wilkinson
2 Man versus cyborg 22 Vladimir Estivill-Castro
3 Big data and application 49 Patrick Mikalef
4 Big data and human resource management 69 Tobias M. Scholz
5 Big data in the energy industry 90 Petyo Bonev and Magnus Söderberg
6 A brief introduction to 'big data' and its application in tourism 107 Ali Reza Alaei and Susanne Becken
7 Big data in government: The case of 'smart cities' 133 Karl Löfgren and William Webster
8 Cyborg bureaucracy: Frontline work in digitalized labor and welfare services 149 Eric Breit, Cathrine Egeland and Ida Bring L.berg
9 Data analytics and health services quality: Implementing eHealth initiatives wisely 170 Peter Ross, Therese Kelly, Sanjeev Hiremath and Adrian Wilkinson
10 Data-driven management in practice in the digital welfare state 200 John Storm Pedersen
11 Social work in the Danish digitalized welfare state and the use of digital technologies for professional knowledge in child services 224 Anna Olejasz Lyneborg
12 Big data in social welfare 245 Philip Gillingham
13 Big data and data governance: From the 'world of ideas' to the 'world of practice' 264 Anders Sandgaard
14 Artificial reality: The practice of analytics and big data in educational research 287 Ben Kei Daniel
15 The digital welfare state: Dataism versus relationshipism 301 John Storm Pedersen
16 Big data in political communication 325 Peter Aagaard
17 Rumour detection in social media 348 Henry Nguyen and Bela Stantic
18 Big data and professionals: What we can learn from Michael Polanyi 366 Giorgio Baruchello Index 391.

Since the early 2000s, digital data has transformed the way we live and work. This timely book looks to big data analytics to understand this revolutionary change, unpacking the impact of big data analytics on the mobilization and allocation of individuals, organizations and societies’ resources.
Contributions from leading experts on modern technological trends examine the promises, applications and pitfalls of big data. The contributors assess the ways in which contemporary trajectories of data processing have increased efficiency and had a transformative effect on all avenues of life, from energy, tourism and social media, to human resources, welfare systems and urban citizenship. At a time when our personal data is more valuable than ever, this book seeks to make sense of how big data analytics has transformed our lives and how it will continue to shape society in the future.
Astute and comprehensive, this book is critical reading for business and management scholars with a focus on information systems and communications technologies. It will also prove to be vital information for students and researchers of big data and digital society, as well as politics and administration more widely.

https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/big-data-9781788112345.html

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