Learning with Information Systems

Author: Simon Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134845219
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In Learning with Information Systems the author takes the developing world as the context and through a series of case studies develops a commonly used systems analysis methodology. He demonstrates how this methodology can evolve and adapt as new ideas become prominent. Issues of sustainability of information systems, participation in systems design and user ownership of systems are all examined. This book does not attempt to be prescriptive for all contexts nor does it focus on any particular technology. It addresses the essential questions and promises practical approaches which will help in the avoidance of the worst forms of disaster associated with the planning of information systems for developing countries.

Information Systems Action Research

Author: Ned Kock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387360603
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This book uses action research to conduct research activities in information technology and systems. It covers the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted, provides examples of action research in practice, and summarizes the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

Human Centered Methods in Information Systems Current Research and Practice

Author: Clarke, Steve
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1930708564
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The 1980s and 1990s have seen a growing interest in research and practice in information systems design and development from a human-centered perspective. This interest is accelerated by the increase in organizations in which the human resource provides the means to key competitive advantage. This book is a compilation of contributed chapters by researchers and practitioners addressing the relationships between human activity, organizational issues and technology.

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Author: Open University. Development Policy and Practice Research Group
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Information Systems Strategic Management

Author: Senior Research Fellow Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Research Fellow Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Faculty of Philosophy University of Oxford Steve Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134631650
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This comprehensive guide to the strategic management of information systems within business and public sector organizations integrates the two, often disparate, domains of strategic management and information systems. Focusing on managing information systems within a broader organizational context, it covers key issues such as: * corporate strategy * information systems strategy from both practical and theoretical perspectives * contemporary information systems strategic issues * the technical versus social debate in information systems strategy * ways forward for the application of strategic thinking. With strong pedagogical features and lecturer aids, this useful guide will be a valuable resource for undergraduates in the fields of business, management and information systems.


Author: John Downey
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761955559
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It is widely claimed that information and communication technologies are transforming urban life and bringing about rapid economic and cultural globalization. This book explores the issues involved in urban planning in relation to computer-mediated communications and cyberspace, including urban planning, virtual and actual cities, and gender and the Internet. Running throughout is a tension between optimistic and pessimistic scenarios for the technocity. The authors address a complex set of questions, and move beyond the usual images of technological heaven and hell, and technophilia and technophobia, to bring together a number of differently informed approaches, to make sense of a field of dynamic and contradictory forces. (Adapté du résumé de l'éditeur).