Making a World of Difference: IT in a Global Context / Edition 1

Making a World of Difference: IT in a Global Context / Edition 1

by Geoff Walsham, Geoff Walsham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471877247

ISBN-13: 9780471877240

Pub. Date: 03/26/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Richly illustrated with vivid and detailed case studies, this book addresses many of the issues that are critical if information systems are to be an effective part of a global business environment.

• In Part One, the author focuses on theoretical views of the contemporary world, with a particular emphasis on the role of information and communication

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Richly illustrated with vivid and detailed case studies, this book addresses many of the issues that are critical if information systems are to be an effective part of a global business environment.

• In Part One, the author focuses on theoretical views of the contemporary world, with a particular emphasis on the role of information and communication technologies. This part includes theories of globalization, and more micro-level theories on knowledge, the role of information tehcnology , improvisation in work practice, and power and politics.

• Part Two presents in-depth case material at different levels of analysis: personal and professional identity; the work of groups or teams; organizational connectivity and restructuring; and inter-organizational networking. It draws on theory from Part One for analytical purposes.

• Part Three has a similar goal to Part Two, but with a specific emphasis on non-Western cultures.

• Some overall conclusions are summarized in Part Four.
Making a World of Difference will be of specific interest to students on graduate courses in management information systems, computer science and management studies. It will also be of value to information systems practitioners and managers concerned with the development and use of IT.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471877240
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/26/2001
Series:
John Wiley Series in Information Systems Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface.

Preface.
IT IN SOCIETY.
Introduction.
Contemporary Society.
Computers at Work.

CHANGING WAYS OF WORKING.
Shifting Identity.

Teaming Up.

Reorganizing the Enterprise.
Trust in Networks.

DIFFERENT WORLDS.

Culture as Context.
Working Across Cultures.
CONCLUSIONS.
Designing for Diversity.

References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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