Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Today there are few organizations that can afford to ignore information technology and few individuals who would prefer to be without it. As managerial tasks become more complex, so the nature of the required information systems changes from structured, routine support to ad hoc, unstructured, complex enquiries at the highest levels of management. As with the first three editions, this fourth edition of Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systemspresents the many complex and inter-related issues associated with the management of information systems. This book provides a rich source of material reflecting recent thinking on the key issues facing executives in information systems strategic management. It draws from a wide range of contemporary articles written by leading experts from North America, Asia, and Europe. Designed as a course text for MBA, Master's level students, and senior undergraduate students taking courses in information management, it also provides a wealth of information and references for researchers. New to this edition are updated readings addressing current issues and the latest thinking in information management.

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Foundationsp. 1
Conceptual Developments in Information Systems Strategy—Reflections on Information Systems Strategizingp. 5
Sustaining Competitive Advantage—IT-Dependent Strategic Initiatives and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Review and Synthesis of the Literaturep. 34
The Evolving Information Systems Strategy—Information Systems Management and Strategy Formulation: Applying and Extending the "Stages of Growth" conceptp. 69
Approaches to Information Systems Planning—Experiences in Strategic Information Systems Planningp. 96
The Information Systems Planning Process—Meeting the Challenges of Information Systems Planningp. 124
Components of Information Systems Strategyp. 143
Information Strategy—Towards A Comprehensive Model of Information Strategyp. 147
Information Technology Strategy—Creating A Strategic It Architecture Competency: Learning in Stagesp. 171
Information Management Strategy—Principles and Models for Organizing the It Functionp. 189
Evaluating the Outcomes of Information Systems Plans—Managing Information Technology Evaluation: Techniques and Processesp. 209
Management Perspectives and Considerationsp. 227
The CIO Role—Understanding An Organization's View of the CIO: The Role of Assumptions About Itp. 233
Organizational Culture—Relating It Strategy and Organizational Culture: An Empirical Study of Public Sector Units in Indiap. 255
It Governance—Don't Just Lead, Govern: How Top-Performing Firms Govern Itp. 285
Strategies for Managing in Difficult Environments—How Cios Manage It During Economic Decline: Surviving and Thriving Amid Uncertaintyp. 309
Project Evaluation—Project Retrospectives: Evaluating Project Success, Failure, and Everything in Betweenp. 326
It and Organizational Performance - Resource-Based View and Competitive Strategy: An Integrated Model of the Contribution of Information Technology to Firm Performancep. 343
Some Current Challengesp. 367
Knowledge Management—Three Knowledge Management Strategies: Knowledge Hierarchies, Knowledge Markets, and Knowledge Communitiesp. 373
Privacy, Property and Ethics—Conflicts Between Privacy and Property: The Discourse in Personal and Organizational Knowledgep. 393
Enterprise Systems—The Challenges of Implementing "Vanilla" Versions of Enterprise Systemsp. 422
Exploring With, and Exploiting, IT—Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning and Knowledge Management Systems in Tandem: Fostering Efficiency and Innovation Complementarityp. 439
"Best" Practice?—The Creation of "Best Practice" Software: Myth, Reality and Ethicsp. 467
Outsourcing—Managing Outsourcing: The Life Cycle Imperativep. 494
Offshoring—Twenty Practices for Offshore Sourcingp. 520
Author indexp. 541
Subject indexp. 545
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