The Dynamics of International Information Systems: Anatomy of a Grounded Theory Investigation / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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Lehmann first explains the need for this type of research, reviews the paucity of existing literature on IIS, then lays out his research problem, methodology, and the basics of Grounded Theory and how it is used in descriptive and exploratory case studies. He then details each of the three cases – the New Zealand Dairy Board; J. Lauritzen Ship Owners, a Danish shipping line; and Panalpina International Forwarders, a Swedish-based freight forwarder –and uncovers their similarities and differences before forming a theory of IIS that, broadly applied, confronts the common problems facing global enterprises no matter their differences. The volume closes with a discussion of the theory and its implications for research and practice.
Practitioners will immediately find much to use here when dealing with global issues, and researchers will have much to work with in developing future projects. Methodologists will also find plenty of seed material for teaching how to develop, conceptualize and refine theoretical constructs. All in all, a cutting-edge addition to the ISIS series.
About the Author
Hans Lehmann is the Associate Professor for Electronic Business at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His 25 years of business experience with information technology, both in line management and as a consultant with Deloitte’s, spans work in continental Europe, Africa, the UK, North America and Australasia. In 1991 Hans changed careers and joined the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he focused his research on the strategic management of global information technology. In 2002 he moved to Victoria University, where his current research interest includes a specialization in the application of wireless technology in business.
Lehmann has well over 100 refereed publications to his name and has spoken at numerous international conferences. He is a graduate in psychology from the University of Vienna and the University of Natal, holds an MBA from the University of South Africa, and received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Auckland.
Table of ContentsIntroduction.- International Information Systems in the Literature.- Research Problem and Research Question.- Research Methodology.- Research Method: Grounded Theory for Descriptive and Exploratory Cases.- Foundation Case: The Australasian Food Co-op.- Case Two: J Lauritzen Shipowners.- Case Three: Panalpina International Forwarders.- A Substantive Theory of International Information Systems.- Discussion of Theory and its Implications for Research and Practice.- Conclusion.- References.