Rethinking Information Systems: Organizational Processes and How to Change Them

John Paul Kawalek

  • 出版商: Routledge
  • 出版日期: 2007-11-01
  • 售價: $8,430
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 272
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0415403049
  • ISBN-13: 9780415403047
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This important text challenges the current orthodoxy of information systems and juxtaposes it with new alternatives; its primary focus is to lay down the reasons for the need for change, and to outline set of methodological principles for the future. The book argues that the discipline has been too concerned with the development and implementation of IT, and needs to shift to an organizational problem-solving focus, in which IT can play an enabling role.

With the majority of books in this field centering upon the software development lifecycle i.e. feasibility studies, systems analysis, systems design, implementation, and post-implementation review, this book, more than challenging the efficacy of the software development lifecycle, re-interprets its use within alternative methodological ideas and principles.

A key volume, and an insightful read for students of organizational theory and business information systems, Kawaleks work provides some core methodological principles on organizational change and problem solving, and presents an effective rationale for their use.

Table of Contents

Part 1 A Failing Discipline; 1. Failings; 2. The discipline of Information Systems; Part 2 Re-Thinking the Foundational Principles of Information Systems; 3. Ontology; 4. Methodology; Part 3 Re-Thinking the Core Activities of Information Systems; 5. Diagnosis; 6. Process Modelling; 7. Monitoring; 8. Strategic Prognosis; 9. Intervention; 10. Evaluation; Part 4 Inquiring Principles in Action; 11. Case Study: INSPIRE in an ERP Context; 12. Concluding Remarks