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Management Information Systems: The Technology Challenge

1st Edition

Edited by Nigel F. Piercy


332 pages

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This book, originally published in 1984, established the need for a strategic managerial response to the new technology, which relies on an understanding of the real effects of technology - on organisational structure, manageemnt style and employee relations. It assesses the impact of the new information technology on manufacturing systems, employment levels and types, industrial relations and finally on marketing and external relationships.

Table of Contents

1. Management and New Information Technology Nigel Piercy

Part 1: The New Information Technology and Production Systems

2. Information Technology in Engineering Prodcution and Production Management Denis R. Towill

3. The Impact of Robots on Manufacturing Processes and Society at Large Paul Drazan

4. Intelligent Sensors Bruce Batchelor and Simon Cotter

Part 2: Management Implications - Employment Issues

5. The Impact of Information Technology on the Work Place Frank Land

6. The Application of Microelectronics to the Office: Organisational and Human Implications Richard J. Long

7. New Technology and Future Work Patterns Paul Blyton

Part 3: Management Implications in Industrial Relations

8. New Technology and Industrial Relations: Theoretical and Empirical Issues Michael Poole

9. The Impact of New Technology on Participative Institutions and Employee Involvement Malcolm Warner

10. The Management/Union Relationship in the Introduction of New Technology Annette Davies

Part 4: Management Issues - Information, Control and Structure

11. Emerging Trends in Managing New Information Technologies Michael Earl

12. Changes in Information Technology, Organisational Design and Managerial Control Roger Mansfield

13. Control, Structure and Identity: Managerial Problems in Technological Innovation Ian Nicholas

14. Microcomputers in Retailing: A Case Study Lesley Sawers

15. New Information Technology and Marketing Systems Nigel Piercy

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory