Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s: Research Studies

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

EditorThomas J. Allen, Michael S. Scott Morton

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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 ofthinking 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 inthe 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 RevenueService, Ernst and 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 theinformation 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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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 ofthinking about information technology. Now, in a s...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9.57 × 6.5 × 1.54 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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I. The Information Technology Revolution1. Charles Jonscher: An Economic Study of the Information Revolution2. Michael J. Piore: Corporate Reform in American Manufacturing and the Challenge to Economic Theory3. Thomas W. Malone, Joanne Yates, and Robert I. Benjamin: Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies4. Gary W. Loveman: An Assesment of the Productivity Impact of Information Technologies5. Eric Von Hippel: Determining User Needs for Novel Information-based Products and Services6. Edgar H. Schein: Innovative Cultures and OrganizationsII. Strategic Options7. Stanley M. Besen and Garth Saloner: Compatibility Standards and the Market for Telecommunications Services8. N. Venkatraman and Akbar Zaheer: Electronic Integration and Strategic Advantage: A Quasi-Experimental Study in the Insurance Industry9. John C. Henderson and N. Venkatraman: Strategic Alignment: A Model for Organizational Transformation via Information Technology10. John C. Henderson and Jay C. Cooprider: Dimensions of IS Planning and Design Aids: A Functional Model of CASE Technology11. Kevin Crowston and Thomas W. Malone: Information Technology and Work Organization12. Jeongsuk Koh and N. Venkatraman: Joint Venture Formations and Stock Market Reactions: An Assessment in the Information Technology Sector13. Gordon Walker and Laura Poppo: Profit Centers, Single-Source Suppliers, and Transaction CostsIII. The Organization and Management Response14. Edgar H. Schein: The Role of the CEO in the Management of Change: The Case of Information Technology15. John S. Carroll and Constance Perin: How Expectations About Microcomputers Influence Their Organizational Consequences16. Brian T. Pentland: End User Computing in the Internal Revenue Service17. John Chalykoff and Thomas A. Kochan: Computer-aided Monitoring: Its Influence on Employee Job Satisfaction and Turnover18. Lotte Bailyn: Toward the Perfect Work Place? The Experience of Home-based Systems Developers19. D. Eleanor Westney and Sumantra Ghoshal: Building a Competitor Intelligence Organization: Adding Value in an Information Functin20. John D. C. Little: Information Technology in Marketing21. Thomas J. Allen and Oscar Hauptman: The Influence of Communication Technologies on Organizational Structure: A Conceptual Model for Future Research22. Lisa M. Lynch and Paul Osterman: Technological Innovation and Employment in Telecommunications23. Thomas A. Kochan, John Paul MacDuffie, and Paul Osterman: Employment Security at DEC: Sustaining Values amid Environmental ChangeContributorsIndex