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Bikson, Tora K. 1940-

Works: 116 works in 396 publications in 1 language and 12,097 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Tora K Bikson
Sending your government a message : e-mail communication between citizens and government by C. R Neu( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, RAND published a book exploring the feasibility and societal implications of providing "universal" access to electronic mail within the United States (Robert H. Anderson et al., Universal Access to E-Mail: Feasibility and Societal Implications, MR-650-MF). Among the nine policy conclusions and recommendations in that report were these: It is critical that electronic mail be a basic service in a national information infrastructure; it is important to reduce the increasing gaps in access to basic electronic information services, specifically, access to electronic mail services; there are no fundamental technical barriers to providing universal access to electronic mail services. This book explores the possibility for expanded citizen-government personalized electronic communication. Of particular interest are interactions between government agencies and individual citizens--interactions involving personal information, iterated communications between an individual and a government agency, and the use of a personal electronic mailbox for the individual. It provides an informal survey of current state uses of such communication, supplemented by two case studies of potential use. It also uses 1997 Current Population Survey data to update the electronic access trends in the United States that were highlighted in the 1995 study
9 to 5 : do you know if your boss knows where you are? : case studies of radio frequency identification usage in the workplace by Edward Balkovich( )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are finding their way into a broad range of new applications that have raised concerns about privacy that demonstrate how emerging information technologies can upset the balance of privacy, personal benefits, and public safety and security. Although proposed retail uses are new, RFID tags have been used to control access in the workplace for over a decade. The authors conducted a case study of six enterprises to understand their policies for collecting, retaining, and using personally identifiable records obtained by sensing RFID-based access cards. They found that RFID usage in the surveyed workplaces has a number of common features (data are used for more than access control, access control system records are linked with other enterprise databases, and security and employment practices trump privacy concerns), but that policies are not generally written down or communicated to employees. They conclude that although employees ought to be informed about uses of access control system records and have the right to inspect and correct records about their activities, implementing traditional fair information practices for access control systems records would be impractical for some situations, such as the individual₂s ability to correct an erroneous record. Thus there is a need for a modified notion of fair information practices with regard to this use of RFID technology
Citizens, computers, and connectivity : a review of trends by Tora K Bikson( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As computer and Internet use have grown dramatically, access gaps have widened rather than narrowed in the United States. This report uses Current Population Survey data from 1997 to update trends in computers and connectivity since an earlier 1995 study. It finds that there is a continuing "digital divide" between those who do and do not have access to computers and communication technologies. The division is significantly predicted by income, education, race/ethnicity, and--to a lesser extent--age, location, and possibly gender. The disparities have persisted over a period in which the technologies of interest have decreased dramatically in price (relative to what they can do) and increased markedly in user friendliness. Sizable demographic subgroups that remain on the wrong side of the digital divide may be deprived of the benefits associated with citizenship in an information society
Teams and technology : fulfilling the promise of the new organization by Donald A Mankin( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to integrating technology and teams for improved team and organizational performance. It shows how to develop new information systems that support teams, and how to build teams that take advantage of technological potential
Public information provision in the digital age : implementation and effects of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Provided Annotation The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires agencies to release records upon written request, except for those protected from disclosure by FOIA's exemptions and exclusions. Amendments to the Act in 1996 expanded the statutory definition of "record" to include information made available in electronic format. This report explores whether and how e-FOIA is affecting (or expected to affect) U.S. federal agency procedures, with special attention to the implications of e-FOIA for interactions with citizens and private-sector organizations. The goal is to enable the Dutch government to take these lessons into account in its preparation of legislative measures to incorporate an "e" component into its Act to Promote Open Government (Wet openbaarheid van bestuur, or WOB). The report concludes that implementation of the e-FOIA in the United States has led to more transparent access to data through guidance Web pages, and to cheaper access to data for more requesters by means of "electronic reading rooms." The U.S. experience indicates that explicit incorporation of an "e" component into the WOB would be expected to lead to more transparent, often quicker, and certainly broader access to public data across the board, against lower costs per information request
Global Course of the Information Revolution : Political, Economic and Social Consequences by Robert A Anderson( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New challenges for international leadership : lessons from organizations with global missions( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the United States producing the leaders it will need in the 21st century? What can be done to take advantage of the opportunities created by the shifting demographics of the workforce and the skills and interests of these new workers to produce competent international leadership in U.S. organizations? To answer these questions, the authors interviewed representatives of internationally oriented organizations, queried experts who could provide insights into the answers to these questions, and reviewed recent literature on this topic. In conclusion, the book recommends that U.S. organizations that have an international reach or that are involved in preparing individuals for careers that involve an international component take the following actions: - Encourage the development of portfolio careers. - Develop personnel practices to support portfolio careers. - Internationalize university curricula. Also available on the internet via WWW in PDF format
Global preparedness and human resources : college and corporate perspectives by Tora K Bikson( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The labor market for attorneys in the state of California : past, present, and future( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report seeks to identify supply-demand mismatches in the legal marketplace and assesses the need for new policy initiatives. This project pursued four research objectives-developing a profile of practicing attorneys in California, projecting future supply and demand, determining what California's top law scholars expect to happen, and exploring what legal minds anticipate as upcoming trends. The authors found little in the way of potential supply-demand mismatches but do note that many areas and groups remain underserved and should have their needs addressed by looking beyond supply-demand considerations
Ensuring quality and productivity in higher education : an analysis of assessment practices by Susan M Gates( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tools for 21st century diplomacy : an approach to improved information and communication technology for Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry by Tora K Bikson( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the request of Romania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the authors conducted a preliminary needs assessment and feasibility study of information and communication technology (ICT) in the Ministry to lay the foundation for future modernization stages, including the development of a detailed system design and subsequent system implementation. The researchers see future ICT implementation as having two main components: (1) providing a basic infrastructure for digital work practices and (2) completing projects to improve specific critical business processes. The MFA has made a go-ahead decision for ICT modernization, and the initial pieces of an implementation strategy are in place. The study suggests that the Ministry immediately acquire the needed human and financial resources to take the next implementation steps. Current positive developments in the Romanian government indicate that now is the right time for the MFA to move forward aggressively on its modernization agenda
Networked information technology and the transition to retirement : a field experiment( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-mediated work : individual and organizational impact in one corporate headquarters by Tora K Bikson( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes how computer-based information technology was introduced into one white-collar work setting, and explores the consequences to employees and the organization. Several years ago, the company studied here made a substantial commitment to implementing advanced information tools. Its success in this innovation effort can be explained in terms of three components: characteristics of the organization, its information technology, and its implementation program. The organization is characterized by a receptivity to the implementation of advanced information technology; its information system is mission-focused, user-driven, and designed for change; and it carefully plans its implementation strategy and commits substantial resources to it. This company's experience suggests that the implementation of innovative information technologies can yield both economic performance payoffs and human resources benefits
Facilitating the implementation of research findings : a summary report by T.K Bikson( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reform of Qatar University( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2003, the State of Qatar engaged the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute to assist Qatar University with reform of its major administrative and academic structures, policies, and practices. In this summary of the reform effort, the authors recount the motivation for reform, describe the design of the reform agenda, and detail the early stages of the implementation effort, with an eye toward identifying challenges yet to be met
New office technology : planning for people by Tora K Bikson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of interactive classroom television systems on the educational experiences of severely visually impaired students by Tora K Bikson( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3 year evaluation report is presented on an Interactive Classroom Television System (itcs), which creates a visual classroom environment for partially sighted elementary school students (study n=24) using the magnification, brightness, and contrast capabilities of television cameras and monitors. It is explained that the system allows teachers and their partially sighted students to be in continuous two way communication with each other. Results are identified in four areas: (1) academic achievement--examination of standardized test scores showed significant improvement in both reading and mathematics during all 3 project years; (2) achievement related visual skills--students made strong progress in visual motor integration but were unable to close the gap, and only second year participants made substantial gains in visual sequential memory (gains in both areas were among the younger students primarily); (3) psychosocial assessments--some positive change in the areas of self esteem, peer affiliation, and peer attachment; and (4) classroom behavior--observations determined that students spent nearly half their time using the icts and that nearly all off the classroom time was spent on task behavior. Recommendations for further research and three policy suggestions are included. Excerpts from teachers' logs and cost analysis information are appended. (Phr)
Product decision processes among older adults by Tora K Bikson( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing computerized procedures in office settings : influences and outcomes by Tora K Bikson( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the methods and results of research on implementing interactive information systems. The study covered 530 employees representing 55 different departments in 26 private sector organizations. All the groups had recently introduced multifunction interactive computer systems into information work. The findings indicate that site-to-site variations in the success of implementing new technologies are more fully explained by differences in the implementation process than by differences in the systems or in the organizations
The interplay of work group structures and computer support by Tora K Bikson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When members of task groups communicate through computers instead of traditional means, much about the group could change: group structure, intensity of communication, interaction across physical barriers, and the work process. This chapter probes these issues by reviewing a year-long field experiment among active workers and retirees planning a company's retirement policy. The study shows many effects of computer communication. Among other findings, the study shows that computer communication can help reduce barriers to social interaction in distributed work groups and can broaden leadership roles. How are task groups affected, if at all, by access to computer-based communication capabilities in addition to conventional communication media? What happens when the infrastructure for shared work is built on cables, microprocessors, and screens along with corridors, meeting rooms, and blackboards? How, if at all, does networked information technology affect group structures and interaction processes
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Sending your government a message : e-mail communication between citizens and government
Alternative Names
Bikson, T. K. 1940-

Bikson, T. K. (Tora K.), 1940-

Bikson, Tora 1940-

Bikson, Tora K.

Bikson, Tora Kay 1940-

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9 to 5 : do you know if your boss knows where you are? : case studies of radio frequency identification usage in the workplaceCitizens, computers, and connectivity : a review of trendsTeams and technology : fulfilling the promise of the new organizationNew challenges for international leadership : lessons from organizations with global missionsGlobal preparedness and human resources : college and corporate perspectivesThe labor market for attorneys in the state of California : past, present, and futureReform of Qatar University