Information management : setting the scene /
edited by Ard Huizing, Erik J. De Vries.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2007.
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vii, 358 p. : ill.
ISBN
9780080463261
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Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2007.
isbn
9780080463261
catalogue key
6277154
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume presents an integrative framework for information management & puts information management in an historical context. It also examines the assumptions underlying information management, & delves into four current & core issues in the field: ICT, strategy & identity; ICT (out)sourcing; customer oriented innovation; & designing information & organisations.
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Now that ICT has become ubiquitous and many technology related activities are sourced from outside companies, information managements identity has become the subject of much debate. Moreover, the interrelatedness of business, society and ICT adds to the management of information systems the need to understand what the true value of information is for managers, politicians, employees, customers, business partners and society at large. Hence, the focus of information management is shifting away from the management of ICT and sophisticated data production to superior information use. Setting the scene for tomorrow, this first volume in the new book series Perspectives on Information Management provides a highly needed vocabulary to discuss information managements present state and the need to develop a new identity that better fits current times. It presents an integrative framework for information management, it puts information management in an historical context, it critically examines the assumptions underlying information management, and delves deeply into four current and core issues in the field: ICT, strategy and identity; ICT (out)sourcing; customer oriented innovation; and designing information and organizations. Featuring seminal contributions to these topics from leading authorities in the field, this volume is targeted at information practitioners, academic researchers and higher education teachers. *The first volume in this new series on Perspectives on Information Management *Provides a highly needed vocabulary to discuss information management's present state and the need to develop a new identity that better fits current times *Presents an integrative framework for information management, it puts information management in an historical context and critically examines the assumptions underlying information management
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This book will be presented at the International Conference on Information Management, November 23, 2007, Amsterdam (see www.icim.nl). Series Blurb The book series Perspectives on Information Management is dedicated to creating and disseminating academic knowledge on information management which opens new avenues for academic research that is relevant to practitioners in the field. The central mission is to enhance the profession of information management by advancing scholarship and by enriching the professional development of our audience in a way that is rigorously relevant and makes valuable contributions to society and its institutions. The book series provides a high-quality international forum for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to exchange ideas on information management. Volume Blurb Now that ICT has become ubiquitous and many technology related activities are sourced from outside companies, information managements identity has become the subject of much debate. Moreover, the interrelatedness of business, society and ICT adds to the management of information systems the need to understand what the true value of information is for managers, politicians, employees, customers, business partners and society at large. Hence, the focus of information management is shifting away from the management of ICT and sophisticated data production to superior information use. Setting the scene for tomorrow, this first volume in the new book series Perspectives on Information Management provides a highly needed vocabulary to discuss information managements present state and the need to develop a new identity that better fits current times. It presents an integrative framework for information management, it puts information management in an historical context, it critically examines the assumptions underlying information management, and delves deeply into four current and core issues in the field: ICT, strategy and identity; ICT (out)sourcing; customer oriented innovation; and designing information and organizations. Featuring seminal contributions to these topics from leading authorities in the field, this volume is targeted at information practitioners, academic researchers and higher education teachers.
Table of Contents
Editorial Boardp. ix
Book Series Perspectives on Information Managementp. xi
Information Management: Setting the Scenep. 1
An Integrative Perspective on Information Managementp. 11
The CIO Before ICT
The 'Information Officer' in Britain Before the Age of the Computerp. 29
The Information Officer as Intelligence Officer: Aspects of Information Management in British Military Intelligence 1909-1945p. 45
Information and the CIOp. 57
Rising Above Objectivism and Subjectivism
Objectivist by Default: Why Information Management Needs a New Foundationp. 73
The Value of a Rose: Rising Above Objectivism and Subjectivismp. 91
Social Use of Information in Organizational Groupsp. 111
ICT, Strategy and Identity
Thoughts on Becoming (or Being) Technologicalp. 129
Strategy without Theoryp. 135
Strategy-as-Identity: An Autopoietic Contribution to the IS/IT Strategy Debatep. 143
Strategy as Hospitality, Bricolage and Enframing: Lessons from the Identities and Trajectories of Information Technologiesp. 159
ICT (Out)Sourcing
Three Waves of Information Technology Outsourcingp. 175
Information Technology Sourcing: Reflections and Lessons 1991-2007p. 191
ICT-Outsourcing: A Resource-Based Information Management Perspectivep. 205
Operational Pitfalls and Opportunities in Offshore Software Developmentp. 225
Customer Oriented Innovation
The Organisation of Innovation in Service Firms: Evidence from Four Dutch Service Firmsp. 237
Service Innovation and Service Positioning Strategiesp. 251
Web 2.0: Disruptive Technology or is Everything Miscellaneous?p. 269
Real Business in Virtual Worlds: First Insightsp. 285
Designing Information and Organizations
Blurring the Boundaries of Information and Organization: Morphogenesis in Designp. 297
Boundary Matters: Boundary Objects, Boundary Practices, and the Shaping of Organisational Identitiesp. 309
Design Theorizing: A Kantian Inquiring Approachp. 325
Fostering Innovation Through Generative Systems Designp. 337
Authors' Biographiesp. 345
Subject Indexp. 353
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