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The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems: Critical Perspectives and New Directions

ISBN : 9780199580583

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Author: 
Robert D. Galliers; Wendy Currie
Pages
752 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
182 x 253 mm
Pub date
Aug 2011
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management
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Management Information Systems (MIS) play a crucial role in an organization's operations, accounting, decision-making, project management, and competitive advantage. The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems takes a critical and interdisciplinary view of the increasing complexity of these systems within organizations, and the strategic, managerial, and ethical issues associated with the effective use of these technologies. The book is organized into four parts: - Part I: Background - Part II: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in MIS - Part III: Rethinking Theory in MIS Practice - Part IV: Rethinking MIS Practice in a Broader Context The Handbook provides expansive coverage of the discipline and a methodological and philosophical framework for discussion of key topics, before exploring the issues associated with MIS in practice and considering the broader context and future agenda of research in light of such concerns as sustainability, ethics, and globalization. Bringing together international scholars to focus on the theory and practice of MIS, this handbook provides a comprehensive resource for academics and research students in the fields of MIS, IS, Organizational Behaviour, and Management in general.

Index: 

PART I: BACKGROUND
1. Foreword: Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS
2. Setting the Scene: Tracing the History of the Information Systems Field
PART II: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN MIS
Introduction
3. The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: High Quality Research in Information Systems
4. Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology
5. Structuration Theory
6. Institutional Theory of Information Technology
7. 'Everything is Dangerous': Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICTs
8. Critical Social Information Systems Research
9. Hermeneutics and Meaning-making in Information Systems
10. Phenomenology, Screens and Screenness: Returning to the World Itself
11. Post-structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology and Actor Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS research?
PART III: RETHINKING THEORY IN MIS PRACTICE
Introduction
12. Further Developments in Information Systems Strategising: Unpacking the Concept
13. Rethinking Business-IT Alignment
14. IT-dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis and an Extension of the Literature
15. Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations
16. A Multi-theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Engagement as well as Alignment
17. Rethinking Information Systems Security
18. Mobile IT
19. A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for Practice
PART IV: RETHINKING MIS PRACTICE IN A BROADER CONTEXT
Introduction
20. Managing Knowledge Work
21. Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty-first Century
22. Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking
23. Ethics and ICT
24. IT, Globalization and Human Development: A Personal View
25. Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research
26. From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems

About the author: 

Robert D. Galliers was appointed Bentley University's inaugural University Distinguished Professor in July 2009, having served as Bentley's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2002. He was previously Professor of Information Systems at the London School of Economics; Professor of Business Management Systems and Dean of Warwick Business School; and Professor and Head of the School of Information Systems at Curtin University, Western Australia. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, has published over 70 articles in many leading international journals, and authored or co-authored 11 books, including: Exploring Information Systems Research (Routledge, 2007); the bestseller Strategic Information Management (Routledge, 2009); Rethinking Management Information Systems (OUP, 1999), and IT and Organizational Transformation (Wiley, 1998).; Wendy L. Currie holds a PhD in Management and a BSc in Sociology. Currie is on the editorial board of ten academic journals and regularly publishes her research work. She currently serves as Hon Treasurer for the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine charity and is a Trustee of the Cardiovascular Research Trust. She regularly consults on the interface between business, management and technology and has recently completed assignments with Microsoft, Mouchel, 7 Layer, Deloitte, the Church of England and Barclays Capital.

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