The New Management Challenge
Information Systems for Improved Performance
This volume, first published in 1988, examines the challenge to management which is posed by ever more sophisticated applications of information technology. It reports on cases of actual practice, and seeks to draw lessons from these experiences which will be of practical value to managers and their advisers. The book will also be a useful source of ideas, experience, and examples to students of economics, business studies, and management.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables; Notes on Contributors; Preface; 1. The New Management Challenge: Information Systems for Improved Performance David Boddy and David Buchanan 2. Confidence, Visibility and Performance: The Effects of Shared Information in Computer-aided Hotel Management David Buchanan and James McCalman 3. Senior Managerial Roles in the Context of Direct Computer Use Christopher Martin 4. Manufacturing Information Systems at the Crossroads Douglas Macbeth 5. Information Management in an Industrial Environment – An Educational Perspective Arjen Wassenaar 6. New Technology – New Problems: The Knowledge Gap Between Management and Computing Barbara Rawlings 7. The Role of Computerised Information Systems in Developing Organisational Structure Riitta Smeds 8. Constructing Organisational Forms for Flexible Computing Howard Rose 9. Organisational Choice in the Redesign of Supervisory Systems Patrick Dawson 10. New Techniques for Recording Time at Work: Their Implications for Supervisory Training and Development Nicholas Kinnie and Alan Arthurs 11. Towards a New Framework for Helping Managers to Deal with Technical Change David Boddy 12. Developing Managers to Meet the New Challenges David Dobby and David Buchanan; Index