Title:
Clearing the smoke: The changing identities and work in firefighting

dc.contributor.advisor Le Dantec, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.author Rumsey, Alyssa
dc.contributor.committeeMember DiSalvo, Carl
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bogost, Ian
dc.contributor.department Literature, Media, and Communication
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-16T17:25:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-16T17:25:44Z
dc.date.created 2018-12
dc.date.issued 2018-12-07
dc.date.submitted December 2018
dc.date.updated 2019-01-16T17:25:44Z
dc.description.abstract The impact of computing devices on the nature of work has been a long-standing topic of inquiry. Removing the boundaries of traditional corporate organizations, the evolution from fixed ICT to mobile IoT has enabled a technology driven future, taking transformative technology off the desk and placing it in the field. The exponential increase, in mobility and reduction in cost have expanded accessibility to whole new categories of work including emergency response, manufacturing, and construction. There is a need to revitalize organizational studies alongside emerging technologies as new structures and environments make the kinds of initial questions in organizational studies relevant again. We present a qualitative investigation examining the implementation of a wearable device into two fire departments in the Southeastern United States. Our analysis demonstrates the importance of understanding how these types of new digital technologies impact organizations and shape how we educate and train the next generation workforce.
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/60816
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology
dc.subject Field study
dc.subject Fire fighting
dc.subject Qualitative study
dc.title Clearing the smoke: The changing identities and work in firefighting
dc.type Text
dc.type.genre Thesis
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local.contributor.advisor Le Dantec, Christopher A.
local.contributor.corporatename School of Literature, Media, and Communication
local.contributor.corporatename Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
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thesis.degree.level Masters
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