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Information Management: Setting the Scene Vol: 1

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07 Nov 2007
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
372 pages - 165 x 240 x 32mm
Perspectives on Information Management
Now that ICT has become ubiquitous and many technology related activities are sourced from outside companies, information managements identity has become the subject of much debate. Moreover, the interrelatedness of business, society and ICT adds to the management of information systems the need to understand what the true value of information is for managers, politicians, employees, customers, business partners and society at large. Hence, the focus of information management is shifting away from the management of ICT and sophisticated data production to superior information use. Setting the scene for tomorrow, this first volume in the new book series "Perspectives on Information Management" provides a highly needed vocabulary to discuss information management's present state and the need to develop a new identity that better fits current times.It presents an integrative framework for information management, it puts information management in an historical context, it critically examines the assumptions underlying information management, and delves deeply into four current and core issues in the field: ICT, strategy and identity; ICT (out)sourcing; customer oriented innovation; and designing information and organizations. Featuring seminal contributions to these topics from leading authorities in the field, this volume is targeted at information practitioners, academic researchers and higher education teachers. It is written by leading international scholars and industry experts. It presents cutting edge innovative research material on information management. It covers past, present and future trends and critically examines the assumptions underlying information management.
Section One. The CIO before ICT Introduction 3. Black, A. (2007). The 'information officer' in Britain before the age of the computer. 4. Brunt, R.M. (2007). The information officer as intelligence officer: aspects of information management in British military intelligence 1909-45. 5. Bryant, A. (2007). Information and the CIO. Section Two. Rising above objectivism and subjectivism Introduction 6. Huizing, A. (2007). Objectivist by default: Why information management needs a new foundation. 7. Huizing, A. (2007). The value of a rose: Rising above objectivism and subjectivism. 8. Choo, C.W. (2007). Social use of information in organizational groups. Section Three. ICT, Strategy and Identity Introduction 9. Introna, L.D. (2007). Thoughts on becoming (or being) technological. 10. Ilharco, F. (2007). Strategy without Theory. 11. Introna, L.D. (2007). Strategy-as-Identity: An autopoietic contribution to the IS/IT strategy debate. 12. Brigham, M. and Introna, L.D. (2007). Strategy as Hospitality, Bricolage and Enframing: Lessons from the Identities and Trajectories of Information Technologies. Section Four. ICT (Out)sourcing Introduction 13. Hirschheim, R. and George, B. (2007). Three Waves of Information Technology Outsourcing. 14. Willcocks, L., Lacity, M. and Cullen, S. (2007). Information Technology Sourcing: Reflections and Lessons 1991-2007. 15. Cumps, B., Dedene, G.. and Viaene, S. (2007). ICT-Outsourcing: A resource-based Information Management Perspective. 16. Dedene, G. and Heene, A. (2007). Operational Pitfalls and Opportunities in Offshore Software Development. Section Five. Customer Oriented Innovation Introduction 17. Segers, J., den Hertog, P. and Bouwman, H. (2007). The Organization of Innovation in Service Firms. Evidence from four Dutch Service Firms. 18. Vries, E.J. de (2007). Service Innovation and Service Positioning Strategies. 19. Wigand, R.T. (2007). Web2.0: Disruptive Technology or Is Everything Miscellaneous? 20. Slagter, R., Fielt, E. and Janssen, W. (2007). Real business in virtual worlds: First insights. Section Six. Designing Information and Organizations Introduction 21. Boland, R.J. (2007). Blurring the Boundaries of Information and Organization: Morphogenesis in Design. 22. Gal, U., Yoo, Y. and Lyytinen, K. (2007). Boundary Matters: Boundary Objects, Boundary Practices, and the Shaping of Organisational Identities. 23. Hovorka, D.S. and Germonprez, M. (2007). Design Theorizing: A Kantian Inquiring Approach. 24. Avital, M. (2007). Fostering Innovation through Generative Systems Design.

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