The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

Hardcover | August 28, 2011

EditorRobert D. Galliers, Wendy L. Currie

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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 complexityof 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 ContextThe Handbook provides an introductory background to 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 assustainability, 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.

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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 complexityof these systems within organizations, and th...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pagesPublished:August 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Background1. M Lynne Markus: Foreword: Historical Reflections on the Practice of Information Management and Implications for the Field of MIS2. Rudy Hirschheim and Heinz K Klein: Setting the Scene: Tracing the History of the Information Systems FieldPart II: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in MISWendy L Currie: Introduction3. John Mingers: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth: High Quality Research in Information Systems4. Peter Checkland: Systems Thinking and Soft Systems Methodology5. Matthew Jones: Structuration Theory6. Wendy L Currie: Institutional Theory of Information Technology7. Leslie P Willcocks and Eleni A Lioliou: 'Everything is Dangerous': Rethinking Michel Foucault and the Social Study of ICTs8. Bernd Stahl: Critical Social Information Systems Research9. Lucas D Introna: Hermeneutics and Meaning-making in Information Systems10. Lucas D Introna and Fernando M Ilharco: Phenomenology, Screens and Screenness: Returning to the World Itself11. Nathalie Mitev and Debra Howcroft: Post-structuralism, Social Shaping of Technology and Actor Network Theory: What Can They Bring to IS research?Part III: Rethinking Theory in MIS PracticeRobert D Galliers: Introduction12. Robert D Galliers: Further Developments in Information Systems Strategising: Unpacking the Concept13. Yolande E Chan and Blaize Horner Reich: Rethinking Business-IT Alignment14. Michael Wade, Gabriele Piccoli and Blake Ives: IT-dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review, Synthesis and an Extension of the Literature15. Erica Wagner and Sue Newell: Changing the Story Surrounding Enterprise Systems to Improve our Understanding of What Makes ERP Work in Organizations16. Sue Newell and Cynthia Clark Williams: A Multi-theoretic Approach to IT Governance: The Need for Engagement as well as Alignment17. Amy W Ray: Rethinking Information Systems Security18. Carsten Sorensen: Mobile IT19. Mary C Lacity, Shaji A Khan, and Leslie P Willcocks: A Review of the IT Outsourcing Literature: Insights for PracticePart IV: Rethinking MIS Practice in a Broader ContextRobert D Galliers: Introduction20. Jacky Swan: Managing Knowledge Work21. Eileen M Trauth: Rethinking Gender and MIS for the Twenty-first Century22. Pierre Berthon, Philip DesAutels, Brian Donnellan, and Cynthia Clark Williams: Green Digits: Towards an Ecology of IT Thinking23. Simon Rogerson: Ethics and ICT24. Geoff Walsham: IT, Globalization and Human Development: A Personal View25. Chrisanthi Avgerou: Discourses on Innovation and Development in Information Systems in Developing Countries Research26. Richard T Watson, Pierre Berthon, and Leyland F Pitt: From Instrumentality to Emergence in Information Systems