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1st Edition

Critical Management Perspectives on Information Systems

Edited By

Carole Brooke

ISBN 9780750681971
Published March 26, 2009 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

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

  1. The Punch and Judy of Critical IS Research
  2. Carole Brooke

  3. Critical Research and Ethics
  4. Bernd Carsten Stahl

  5. Practically Critical: Making the Critical Approach
  6. Andrew Basden

    Part II Critical IS Empirical Studies

  7. Participatory and Emancipatory Information Systems Development: Principles, Practices and Pitfalls
  8. Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic and Marius Janson

  9. ERP Adoption – What Do They Say About It?
  10. Dave Oliver and Celia Romm

  11. Distortions in the Media: A Critical Analysis of Learning Technology Macro Discourse
  12. Wendy Cukier and Sara Rodrigues

  13. Semiotics and Information Technology Strategy
  14. Laurie McAulay

  15. The Self-Ethnography as a `Critical’ Approach to Researching ICT Diffusion
  16. Michael J Chumer

  17. Information Systems and Power: A Foucauldian Perspective
  18. Bill Doolin

    Part III Review and Critique

  19. Enamouring, Provoking and Imagining: Three Lenses of Critical Information Systems Research?
  20. José-Rodrigo Córdoba and Carole Brooke

  21. Critical Social IS Research Today: A Reflection of Past Accomplishments and Current Challenges

Heinz Klein

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