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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195068061
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas J. Allen and Michael Scott Morton are both Professors of Management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

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

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