Computer-based performance monitoring (CBPM) is fast becoming a commonplace management practice in the service and manufacturing organizations, presenting opportunities for data collection and the analysis of a wide range of employee activities.
The majority of research into CBPM technologies is predominantly North American in origin, drawing largely from the field of occupational psychology.
We begin our analysis of CBPM with Bentham's Panopticon, supported by its appearance in Discipline and Punish (1975), Foucault's genealogy of the prison.
Technologies which are panoptic in nature (such as CBPM) provide for a diffusion of disciplinary power in a spatio-temporal context (Gordon 1982).
In relation to CBPM, we concur with Rule (1998), who observes that the panopticon alone offers 'little help' (p.
In this paper, we view CBPM as a technology of power operant in discontinuous institutional sites and enmeshed with local relations of power/resistance.
Caption: Seen here, from left to right, are Zhang Baoli (Engineer) and Chang Hefeng (Deputy General Manager) of ZSST, Igi LeRoux of Nanotech, and Wangi Fei of ZSST parent company CBPM
Zhongchao Special Security Technology (ZSST), a subsidiary of the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM
), won the IHMA award category for Innovation and Holographic Technology for their patented ColorDance[TM] security thread feature for banknotes.
At this year's Holography Conference'" in Shanghai, Zhongchao Special Security Technology (ZSST), a subsidiary of the China Banknote Printing and Minting Corporation (CBPM), won the IHMA award category for Innovation and Holographic Technology for their patented ColorDance[TM] security feature.
It has production operations in both Beijing and Baoding and is one of 22 enterprises within the CBPM that has 30,000 employees in total under the direct leadership of the People's Bank of China.
ColorDance aims to be an important choice for the next generation optical anti-counterfeiting technologies for banknotes and other security documents, which will serve openly both CBPM and other relevant agencies.