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dc.contributor.authorMarks, Abigail
dc.contributor.authorChillas, Shiona
dc.contributor.authorGalloway, Laura
dc.contributor.authorMaclean, Gavin
dc.identifier.citationMarks , A , Chillas , S , Galloway , L & Maclean , G 2020 , ' Confusion and collectivism in the ICT sector : is FLOSS the answer? ' , Economic and Industrial Democracy , vol. 41 , no. 1 , pp. 167-188 .
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1184-0553/work/57568124
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dc.description.abstractInformation and communication technology (ICT) workers rarely join trade unions. This is usually explained by the individualised nature of work. We examine broader forms of collectivism for these workers, drawing on survey and interview data. Our focus is on social class, attitudes towards unions and professional bodies and participation in the broader ICT community - specifically Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). The findings reveal absence of formal collective frames of reference or organisation, yet the creativity, autonomy and initiative, central to the identity of ICT workers, may offer opportunities for collectivisation particularly when we look at participation in FLOSS communities.
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dc.rights© 2017, Economic and Industrial Democracy, SAGE Journals / Marks, Chillas, Galloway and Maclean. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available from
dc.subjectICT Workersen
dc.subjectOpen Source Softwareen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subjectBusiness, Management and Accounting(all)en
dc.titleConfusion and collectivism in the ICT sector : is FLOSS the answer?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Gooden
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