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Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s : Research Studies - Thomas J. Allen

Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s

Research Studies

By: Thomas J. Allen (Editor), Michael S. Scott Morton (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780195068061
Number Of Pages: 544

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One of the most pathbreaking and influential business books of the 1990s is The Corporation of the 1990s by Michael Scott Morton. Its expert view of how information technology would influence organizations and their ability to survive and prosper in the 1990s has become the benchmark of thinking about information technology. Now, in a supporting companion volume, Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s makes available the research on which The Corporation of the 1990s was based. The research was conducted at the Sloan School of Management at MIT by the Management in the 1990s program. The program was funded by a group of 12 industrial and government sponsors from the United States and Britain which included American Express, Digital Equipment Corporation, Eastman Kodak, British Petroleum, MCI Communications, General Motors, U.S. Army, ICL Ltd., Internal Revenue Service, Ernst & Young, BellSouth, and CIGNA Corporation.
Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s aims to disseminate ideas on how organizations can manage the impact of information technology, and also to raise issues and stimulate further thought by both academics and professionals. The book is divided into three sections which cover the information technology revolution, strategic options, and organization and management responses. It incorporates the work of many important scholars including Charles Jonscher, Michael J. Piore, Thomas W. Malone. JoAnne Yates, Robert I. Benjamin, Gary W. Loveman, Eric von Hippel, Edgar H. Schein, Stanley M. Besen, Garth Saloner, N. Venkatraman, Akbar Zaheer, John C. Henderson, Jay C. Cooprider, Kevin Crowston, Jeongsuk Koh, Gordon Walker, Laura Poppo, John S. Carroll, Constance Perin, Brian T. Pentland, John Chalykoff, Lotte Bailyn, D. Eleanor Westney, Sumantra Ghoshal, John D.C. Little, Thomas J. Allen, Oscar Hauptman, Lisa M. Lynch, Paul Osterman, Thomas A. Kochan, and John Paul MacDuffie.

`It was in the 1980s that Professor Michael Scott-Morton pointed out that it was impossible to obtain a sustainable competitive advantage through the use of information technology ... From a depth of analytical research Michael pointed out that, although it might temporarily put you ahead of the game, all that it gave you was a head start. The mere possession of the technology was not enough.' John Harvey-Jones in Managing to Survive

I. The Information Technology Revolution 1: Charles Jonscher: An Economic Study of the Information Revolution 2: Michael J. Piore: Corporate Reform in American Manufacturing and the Challenge to Economic Theory 3: Thomas W. Malone, Joanne Yates, and Robert I. Benjamin: Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies 4: Gary W. Loveman: An Assesment of the Productivity Impact of Information Technologies 5: Eric Von Hippel: Determining User Needs for Novel Information-based Products and Services 6: Edgar H. Schein: Innovative Cultures and Organizations II. Strategic Options 7: Stanley M. Besen and Garth Saloner: Compatibility Standards and the Market for Telecommunications Services 8: N. Venkatraman and Akbar Zaheer: Electronic Integration and Strategic Advantage: A Quasi-Experimental Study in the Insurance Industry 9: John C. Henderson and N. Venkatraman: Strategic Alignment: A Model for Organizational Transformation via Information Technology 10: John C. Henderson and Jay C. Cooprider: Dimensions of IS Planning and Design Aids: A Functional Model of CASE Technology 11: Kevin Crowston and Thomas W. Malone: Information Technology and Work Organization 12: Jeongsuk Koh and N. Venkatraman: Joint Venture Formations and Stock Market Reactions: An Assessment in the Information Technology Sector 13: Gordon Walker and Laura Poppo: Profit Centers, Single-Source Suppliers, and Transaction Costs III. The Organization and Management Response 14: Edgar H. Schein: The Role of the CEO in the Management of Change: The Case of Information Technology 15: John S. Carroll and Constance Perin: How Expectations About Microcomputers Influence Their Organizational Consequences 16: Brian T. Pentland: End User Computing in the Internal Revenue Service 17: John Chalykoff and Thomas A. Kochan: Computer-aided Monitoring: Its Influence on Employee Job Satisfaction and Turnover 18: Lotte Bailyn: Toward the Perfect Work Place? The Experience of Home-based Systems Developers 19: D. Eleanor Westney and Sumantra Ghoshal: Building a Competitor Intelligence Organization: Adding Value in an Information Functin 20: John D. C. Little: Information Technology in Marketing 21: Thomas J. Allen and Oscar Hauptman: The Influence of Communication Technologies on Organizational Structure: A Conceptual Model for Future Research 22: Lisa M. Lynch and Paul Osterman: Technological Innovation and Employment in Telecommunications 23: Thomas A. Kochan, John Paul MacDuffie, and Paul Osterman: Employment Security at DEC: Sustaining Values amid Environmental Change Contributors Index

ISBN: 9780195068061
ISBN-10: 0195068068
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 6th January 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.87