The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience: IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, June 7-10, 2006, Galway, Ireland / Edition 1

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The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Reilience addresses the challenges faced by many organizations today as they strive to be resilient in a turbulent economic and political environment. Resilience is considered in the context of the ideas provided by Everett Rogers in his textbook Diffusion of Innovations, where he provided a framework for evaluating the transfer and diffusion of IT.

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Networks.- Complex Network-Based Information Systems (CNIS) Standards: Toward an Adoption Model.- Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice: Toward a Conceptual Framework.- The Impacts of Information Technology and Managerial Proactiveness in Building Net-Enabled Organizational Resilience.- IT Adoption and Diffusion.- The Role of Value Compatibility in Information Technology Adoption.- The Politics of Information and Communication Technology Diffusion: A Case Study in a UK Primary Health Care Trust.- Product Development Cases.- Leveraging Information Technology for Organizational Resilience in Design of Complex Products: A Case Study.- An Integral Approach to Information Technology Diffusion: Innovation in the Product Life Cycles of a Large Technology Company.- The Development of a Knowledge Framework Through Innovation Between an SME and a Multinational Corporation.- Strategic Perspectives.- Ten Strategies for Successful Distributed Development.- Improvisation as Strategy: Building an Information Technology Capability.- The challenge of Managing Knowledge in Innovative Organizations: Internal Versus External Knowledge Acquisition.- Resilience and Competitive Advantage.- Resilience as a Source of Competitive Advantage for Small Information Technology Companies.- Analysis of Outsourcing and the Impact on Business Resilience.- The Wizard of Oz: Instilling a Resilient Heart into Self-Service Business Applications.- Innovation Studies.- ConferenceXP: An Enabling Technology for Organizational Resilience.- Aspects on Information Systems Curriculum: A Study Program in Business Informatics.- The Rise of the Phoenix: Methodological Innovation as a Discourse of Renewal.- Organizational Impact of IS.- The Impact of Enterprise Systems on Organizational Resilience.- The Rise and Descent of Visions for E-Government.- The Role of Extreme Programming in a Plan-Driven Organization.- Innovation Cases.- UML: A Complex Technology Embedded in Complex Organizational Issues.- The Dialectics of Resilience: A Multilevel Analysis of a Telehealth Innovation.- Keynotes.- Strategizing for Agility: Confronting Information Systems Inflexibility in Dynamic Environments.- Business Resilience in a Global Economy.

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