Rethinking Management Information Systems: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Paperback | March 1, 1999

EditorWendy Currie, Bob Galliers

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This book examines influential ideas within Management Information Systems (MIS). Leading international contributors summarize key topics and explore a variety of issues currently being discussed in the field. They re-visit influential ideas such as socio-technical theory, systems thinking,and structuration theory and demonstrate their relevance to newer ideas such as re-engineering, hybrid management, knowledge workers, and outsourcing. In locating MIS within an interdisciplinary context, particularly in the light of rapid technological changes, this book will form the link betweenpast and future approaches to MIS.

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This book examines influential ideas within Management Information Systems (MIS). Leading international contributors summarize key topics and explore a variety of issues currently being discussed in the field. They re-visit influential ideas such as socio-technical theory, systems thinking,and structuration theory and demonstrate their...

Wendy L. Currie is at Brunel University. Bob Galliers is at University of Warwick.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198775326

ISBN - 13:9780198775324

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Table of Contents

Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives1. Allen Lee: Researching MIS2. Enid Mumford: Routinisation, Re-engineering, and Socio-Technical Design: Changing Ideas on the Organisation of Work3. Peter Checkland: Systems Thinking4. Juhani Iivari and Kalle Lyytinen: Research on Information Systems Development in Scandinavia - Unity and Plurality5. Matthew Jones: Structuration Theory6. Claudio U. Ciborra: A Theory of Information Systems Based on ImprovisationPart II. Information Systems, Strategic Management, and Performance Evaluation7. Michael J. Earl: Strategy-Making in the Information Age8. M. Lynne Markus: Thinking the Unthinkable: What Happens if the IS Field as We Know it Goes Away?9. Barbara Farbey, Frank Land, and David Targett: IS Evaluation: A Process for Bringing Together Benefits, Costs, and Risks10. Richard J. Boland: Accounting as a Representational Craft: Lessons for Research on Information SystemsPart III. Developing and Implementing Change Programmes11. David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald: Information Systems Development12. Chris Sauer: Deciding the Future for IS Failures - Not the Choice You Might Think13. Frank Land: An Historical Analysis of Implementing IS at J. Lyons14. Mary C. Lacity and Rudy Hirschheim: Information Technology Outsourcing: What Problems are We Trying to Solve?15. Bob Galliers and Jacky Swan: Information Systems and Strategic Change: A Critical Review of Business Process Re-EngineeringPart IV. Organisation and Management Issues16. Robert I. Tricker: The Cultural Context of Information Management17. Wendy L. Currie and Ian A. Glover: Hybrid Managers: An Example of Tunnel Vision and Regression in Management Research18. David F. Feeny and Leslie P. Willcocks: Rethinking Capabilities and Skills in the Information Systems Function19. Harry Scarbrough: The Management of Knowledge Workers