Critical Management Perspectives on Information Systems provides a coherent set of reference points to show students and researchers the organizational issues of information systems in theory, method and practice. Combining fresh and insightful contributions from lead researchers in the field, the book illustrates the diversity of approaches to critical research, presents practical examples and demonstrates the lessons learnt from applying a critical approach.
Exploring the management and organizational issues of information systems from a range of critical theory viewpoints, Critical Management Perspectives on Information Systems sets out the key theoretical underpinnings of different critical approaches and considers the issues associated with designing critical methodologies for systems design and study.
The book is suitable for final year undergraduate, research and postgraduate courses in information systems, management and organizational studies.
Table of Contents
Part I In Search of Critical IS Research
- The Punch and Judy of Critical IS Research
- Critical Research and Ethics
- Practically Critical: Making the Critical Approach
- Participatory and Emancipatory Information Systems Development: Principles, Practices and Pitfalls
- ERP Adoption – What Do They Say About It?
- Distortions in the Media: A Critical Analysis of Learning Technology Macro Discourse
- Semiotics and Information Technology Strategy
- The Self-Ethnography as a `Critical’ Approach to Researching ICT Diffusion
- Information Systems and Power: A Foucauldian Perspective
- Enamouring, Provoking and Imagining: Three Lenses of Critical Information Systems Research?
- Critical Social IS Research Today: A Reflection of Past Accomplishments and Current Challenges
Bernd Carsten Stahl
Part II Critical IS Empirical Studies
Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic and Marius Janson
Dave Oliver and Celia Romm
Wendy Cukier and Sara Rodrigues
Michael J Chumer
Part III Review and Critique
José-Rodrigo Córdoba and Carole Brooke