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Information Management : The Strategic Dimension - Michael Earl

Information Management

The Strategic Dimension

By: Michael Earl (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th September 1988
ISBN: 9780198285922
Number Of Pages: 304

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Information technology has become a strategic resource, which has important implications for managers and management students who are faced with new opportunities and new threats Leading academics and businessmen from around the world have contributed to this volume to describe the current state of the art in IT. Topics include the place of technology in corporate strategy, the use of IT to gain competitive advantage, the formulation of information systems strategies, competitive dynamics in the use of value added networks, strategies for end-user computing, leadership in information management, and the development of IT human resources. Case studies are presented from Ford in Europe, ICI, Volvo, and the UK Inland Revenue.

'a truly international perspective ... this is an important book which should be read by all managers who are concerned with strategic IT issues' MBA Review 'This book is valuable, because it is a collection of 16 theoretical, practical and investigative papers which not only document the state of the art, but also suggest ways ahead for research and practice.' Business Standard 'all the contributions will make interesting reading for serious students of business strategy and information systems' P.F. Pope, The Economic Journal, March 1990

Prefacep. v
List of Contributorsp. ix
Strategy and Information Technologyp. 1
Technology and Strategic Management: a Research Reviewp. 7
It and Strategic Advantage: a Framework of Frameworksp. 33
Conclusionp. 50
Strategy Formulation Methodologies and Itp. 54
Strategic Exploitation of Information Technologyp. 69
Using Information Technology for Competitive Advantagep. 75
Exploiting It in Business Development: Ford in Europep. 87
Creating and Sustaining Competitive Advantage with Itp. 98
Formulating It Strategiesp. 119
Gaining Competitive Advantage from Telecommunicationsp. 125
Conclusionp. 142
Experiences in It Strategy Formulation: Imperial Chemical Industries Plcp. 147
Conclusionp. 156
Formulation of Information Systems Strategies: Emerging Lessons and Frameworksp. 157
Conclusionp. 173
Managing It Strategyp. 175
Information Technology Strategies Today: the UK Experiencep. 179
Implementing an It Strategy: the UK Inland Revenuep. 202
Strategies for Managing End User Computingp. 210
Conclusionp. 228
It Strategy and Organizationp. 231
Organization and Control of Development in Information Technology in Volvop. 235
Information Technology, Strategy, and Leadershipp. 242
Conclusionp. 252
Rebuilding the Human Resources of Information Systemsp. 254
It and Strategy: Reflections and Directionsp. 273
Information Management: Some Strategic Reflectionsp. 275
Referencesp. 290
Conclusionp. 290
Author Indexp. 291
Subject Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780198285922
ISBN-10: 0198285922
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th September 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.67

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