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Information Systems and Global Diversity - Chrisanthi Avgerou

Information Systems and Global Diversity

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9780199240777
Number Of Pages: 280

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It is often assumed that the impact and implementation of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) will or should be the same in all situations with little regard to the particular social or cultural context. Drawing on experience and research in different societies (Europe, Latin America, etc.), this book explains the nature of organizational diversity in which ICT innovation takes place, and also develops a conceptual approach to account for it. The book draws from institutionalist concepts of organizations, the sociology of technology, current debates on globalization, and critiques of the rationality of modernity. The theoretical perspective is supported empirically by four international case studies. The author shows how the processes of ICT innovation and organizational change reflect local aspirations, concerns, and action, as well as the multiple institutional influences of globalization.

Introduction Part I:Theory 1: The Institutional Nature of ICT and Organizational Change 2: The Socio-technical Nature of Information Systems Innovation 3: Multiple Situated Rationalities 4: The Global, the Local, and the Disembedded Part II: Insights from Case Studies 5: Pemex-Transforming a National Company 6: IKA-Striving to Modernize a State Bureaucracy 7: An Experiment of Flexible Specialization in Cyprus 8: Medical Drug Utilization Information Systems in the United States and Europe 9: The Nature and Significance of Global Diversity for Information Systems Appendix

ISBN: 9780199240777
ISBN-10: 0199240779
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.1  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53