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Bikson, Tora K. 1940-

Works: 119 works in 400 publications in 1 language and 11,164 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Case studies  Identification guides 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: HD66, 658.40360285
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Most widely held works by Tora K Bikson
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 691 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
Sending your government a message : e-mail communication between citizens and government by C. R Neu( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 280 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
New challenges for international leadership : lessons from organizations with global missions( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 217 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
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( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 189 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
Global preparedness and human resources : college and corporate perspectives by Tora K Bikson( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research study explored the human resource implications of the emerging economic globalism, including the following questions: How is globalism understood by corporations and colleges in the United States? What are the perceived human resource implications of globalism? And What are corporations and colleges doing today to meet these human resource needs and how successful are their efforts? A case-study approach was employed, with site research through individual interviews and group discussions conducted at 16 universities and 16 corporation sites including manufacturing, construction, and business and technical service firms throughout the United States. The study found that the corporate respondents viewed globalism conceptually and operationally. Organizational and operational changes appear to succeed best when they are guided by an institutional understanding of globalism in the conceptual sense. In addition, corporate respondents placed less emphasis on prior foreign language and cross-cultural experience than did the academic respondents. Four categories of human resource needs were suggested by the results of the research: domain knowledge; cognitive, social, and personal skills; prior work experience and on-the-job training; and cross-cultural competence. Corporate respondents are looking beyond the U.S. job market for candidates, sending new signals to schools, conducting more in-house training, updating models for international careers, and strengthening ties with academic institutions. Colleges are making curricular and extracurricular changes, encouraging faculty development but not hiring faculty with international expertise since many are not hiring at all, and developing many cooperative ventures with colleges in other countries and with businesses. Further changes in these directions are needed to meet the demands of globalism. (Contains 118 references.) (Kc)
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 156 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
Citizens, computers, and connectivity : a review of trends by Tora K Bikson( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 150 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
Tools for 21st century diplomacy : an approach to improved information and communication technology for Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry by Tora K Bikson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 132 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
Facilitating the implementation of research findings : a summary report by Tora K Bikson( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Networked information technology and the transition to retirement : a field experiment( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New office technology : planning for people by Tora K Bikson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 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 115 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
Product decision processes among older adults by Tora K Bikson( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 102 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 96 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 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 95 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)
Cable, two-way video, and educational programming : the case of daycare : prepared for the National Science Foundation by Sue E Berryman( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study reports on an experiment that used interactive cable television to upgrade the quality of day care by educating day care center directors and caregivers. The report is written for citizens and public officials who are concerned about the quality of care in day care facilities and who might wish to consider telecommunications as a means of inservice training for caregivers. Also, it is a preliminary study of the value of two-way video, suggesting how two-way video can be used to produce local program services. The first chapter surveys federal policies related to interactive cable television and provides background information on the day care experiment. Chapter ii discusses policy issues in the use of cable to deliver day care training. Chapter iii describes the experiment. The fourth chapter reports results. Indications were found that participation in the study per se had effects, that televised workshops may have had cognitive and attitudinal effects, that the one-way mode was preferable to the two-way mode for producing cognitive effects, and that the two-way mode was preferable to the one-way mode for producing attitudinal and value effects. It is suggested that the presence of cameras in the two-way mode may have interfered with cognitive learning. Chapter v discusses costs and benefits of cable-delivered day care workshops. Instruments and implementation suggestions are appended. (Author/RH)
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 90 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 Note 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
Getting it together : gerontological research and the real world by Tora K Bikson( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper presents a critical review of recent empirical and theoretical literature on information dissemination and utilization, incorporating key concepts from that body of literature into a model of effective knowledge transfer in gerontology. It assumes that the urgency and complexity of rapidly growing age-linked problems demand informed approaches to their solution. Second, the model assumes that such solutions could be met, in part, by better utilization of existing research knowledge. Third, it assumes that transfer of research knowledge in aging could be facilitated by investigating recent literature, determining what sorts of factors impede or promote that process, and including them in a set of recommendations for gerontology. These factors are discussed in terms of the knowledge resource system, the user system, and link agents. This examination of the information dissemination and utilization process concludes that neither the problem-solving model (representing the user perspective) nor the r and d model (representing the provider perspective) adequately provide for the translation of knowledge into practice. The review suggests that the linkage model provides the most promising means for securing the dissemination and utilization of new gerontological knowledge. (Author/NRB)
Electronic information media and records management methods : a survey of practices in United Nations organizations by Tora K Bikson( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid and widespread diffusion of electronic information and communication media has presented significant challenges for archives and records management in United Nations organizations. Traditional practices devised primarily to handle paper-based record material are not readily extended to these new media. ACCIS (Advisory Committee for the Co-Ordination of Information Systems) identified the need for United Nations organizations to develop policies and procedures directly applicable to record material in electronic form. Developing such policies and procedures requires an understanding of the kinds of practices emerging within United Nations organizations as the use of electronic information and communication technologies grows. This Note reports on a survey undertaken to supply that understanding. The survey addresses four main content areas related to problems of records management in an electronic information environment: (1) the roles of three electronic media--telex, facsimile, and electronic mail--in organizational information handling systems; (2) the properties of computer-based information exchange among organizations that have introduced electronic mail; (3) associated technology options and constraints, as well as standards that have been adopted or are being considered; and (4) policies, guidelines, training programs, and plans United Nations organizations are implementing with respect to electronic records management issues
Public information provision in the digital age : implementation and effects of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Dutch government creates messages and owns and distributes a large amount of information. Access to this information is open in principle, but the legal framework implies constraints in allowing access to information at the same time, for instance to protect privacy, and it's re-use, for instance property rights. The interaction of laws has led to differences in the way government services offer (access to) information, and against which costs. This affects the accessibility of government information directly, and therefore it affects the transparency of the public service. Due to the rapid development of technologies and services in IT and telecommunications, and in particular the emergence and ubiquity of the Internet the way in which information is stored and has become accessible has changed a lot. The way public services provide information has therefore already been affected. This has led to even more differentiation in accessibility of data and pricing of access to data. As a result, the legal framework as well as the organization of access to the databases and information will need to be reviewed, in particular to assess the applicability of current law on electronic data. Many countries in the Western world have become active in revising their frameworks, with a particular focus on the ability to approach data electronically. This revision is likely to lead to reduction of costs per response to an information request, and provides an opportunity to simplify ("harmonise") access to information and the conditions for information provision. A leading country is the United States, which has experience with the Freedom of Information Act. The US Freedom of Information Act (FOlA) was first enacted in 1966, giving any person the right to ask for access to federal agency records. It required agencies to release records upon written request, except for those protected from disclosure by FOJA's exemptions and exclusions. Amendments to the Act in 1996 expand c
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Teams and technology : fulfilling the promise of the new organization
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Bikson, T. K. 1940-

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

Bikson, Tora 1940-

Bikson, Tora K.

Bikson, Tora Kay 1940-

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Sending your government a message : e-mail communication between citizens and governmentNew challenges for international leadership : lessons from organizations with global missions9 to 5 : do you know if your boss knows where you are? : case studies of radio frequency identification usage in the workplaceGlobal preparedness and human resources : college and corporate perspectivesThe labor market for attorneys in the state of California : past, present, and futureCitizens, computers, and connectivity : a review of trends