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Rethinking Management Information Systems : An Interdisciplinary Perspective - Wendy Currie

Rethinking Management Information Systems

An Interdisciplinary Perspective

By: Wendy Currie (Editor), Bob Galliers (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1998
ISBN: 9780198775331
Number Of Pages: 528

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This book examines influential ideas within Management Information Systems (MIS). Leading international contributors summarize key topics and explore a variety of issues currently being discussed in the field. They re-visit influential ideas such as socio-technical theory, systems thinking, and structuration theory and demonstrate their relevance to newer ideas such as re-engineering, hybrid management, knowledge workers, and outsourcing. In locating MIS within an interdisciplinary context, particularly in the light of rapid technological changes, this book will form the link between past and future approaches to MIS.

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Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives 1: Allen Lee: Researching MIS 2: Enid Mumford: Routinisation, Re-engineering, and Socio-Technical Design: Changing Ideas on the Organisation of Work 3: Peter Checkland: Systems Thinking 4: Juhani Iivari and Kalle Lyytinen: Research on Information Systems Development in Scandinavia - Unity and Plurality 5: Matthew Jones: Structuration Theory 6: Claudio U. Ciborra: A Theory of Information Systems Based on Improvisation Part II. Information Systems, Strategic Management, and Performance Evaluation 7: Michael J. Earl: Strategy-Making in the Information Age 8: M. Lynne Markus: Thinking the Unthinkable: What Happens if the IS Field as We Know it Goes Away? 9: Barbara Farbey, Frank Land, and David Targett: IS Evaluation: A Process for Bringing Together Benefits, Costs, and Risks 10: Richard J. Boland: Accounting as a Representational Craft: Lessons for Research on Information Systems Part III. Developing and Implementing Change Programmes 11: David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald: Information Systems Development 12: Chris Sauer: Deciding the Future for IS Failures - Not the Choice You Might Think 13: Frank Land: An Historical Analysis of Implementing IS at J. Lyons 14: Mary C. Lacity and Rudy Hirschheim: Information Technology Outsourcing: What Problems are We Trying to Solve? 15: Bob Galliers and Jacky Swan: Information Systems and Strategic Change: A Critical Review of Business Process Re-Engineering Part IV. Organisation and Management Issues 16: Robert I. Tricker: The Cultural Context of Information Management 17: Wendy L. Currie and Ian A. Glover: Hybrid Managers: An Example of Tunnel Vision and Regression in Management Research 18: David F. Feeny and Leslie P. Willcocks: Rethinking Capabilities and Skills in the Information Systems Function 19: Harry Scarbrough: The Management of Knowledge Workers

ISBN: 9780198775331
ISBN-10: 0198775334
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 15.85  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.9