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The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems

ISBN 9781138666450
Published August 17, 2017 by Routledge
514 Pages

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Book Description

The field of Information Systems has been evolving since the first application of computers in organizations in the early 1950s. Focusing on information systems analysis and design up to and including the 1980s, the field has expanded enormously, with our assumptions about information and knowledge being challenged, along with both intended and unintended consequences of information technology.

This prestige reference work offers students and researchers a critical reflection on major topics and current scholarship in the evolving field of Information Systems. This single-volume survey of the field is organized into four parts. The first section deals with Disciplinary and Methodological Foundations. The second section deals with Development, Adoption and Use of MIS – topics that formed the centrepiece of the field of IS in the last century. The third section deals with Managing Organizational IS, Knowledge and Innovation, while the final section considers emerging and continuing issues and controversies in the field – IS in Society and a Global Context. Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates.

This prestigious book is required reading for any student or researcher in Management Information Systems, academics and students covering the breadth of the field, and established researchers seeking a single-volume repository on the current state of knowledge, current debates and relevant literature.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface (Galliers & Stein) 

Part 1. Disciplinary and Methodological Foundations

Introduction (Galliers & Stein)

1 Taking IS History Seriously (Nik Rushdi Hassan)

2   Philosophy and Method: Making Interpretive Research Interpretive (Allen S. Lee)

3   Information Systems as a Reference Discipline: Current Debate and Future Directions (Richard Baskerville; Michael Myers)

4   On Theory (Shirley Gregor)

5   What Literature Review Type Should I Conduct? (Ana Ortiz de Guinea; Guy Paré)

6   Coming of Age: Interpretive Research in Information Systems (Michael Myers)

7   Neuro IS (René Riedl)

8   Ethnography in Information Systems Research: Quo Vadis? (Ulrike Schultze)

 Part 2. Development, Adoption and Use of MIS

Introduction (Galliers & Stein)

9   The Future of Software Development Methods (Brian Fitzgerald; Klaas-Jan Stol)

10   Agility in Information Systems Development (Kieran Conboy; Denis Dennehy; Lorraine Morgan; Roger Sweetman)

11 IT Use: Notes from a Journey from Use to Effective Use (Andrew Burton-Jones; Mark Bremhorst; Fang Liu; Van Hau Trieu)

12   Affect in the ICT context (Jasy Liew Suet Yan; Ping Zhang)

13   Research on User Resistance to Information Technology (Liette Lapointe; Suzanne Rivard)

14   IS strategizing: The role of ambidextrous capabilities in shaping power relations (Marco Marabelli; Robert D. Galliers)

15  Digitalization as a Strategy Practice: What is there to Learn from Strategy as Practice Research? (Viktor Arvidsson; Jonny Holmström)

16    Affordance Theory and How to Use it in IS Research (Olga Volkoff; Diane M. Strong)

 Part 3. Managing Organizational IS, Knowledge and Innovation 

Introduction (Galliers & Stein)

17   Generativity in Digital Infrastructures: A Research Note (Kalle Lyytinen; Carsten Sørensen; David Tilson)

18   The Role of Enterprise Systems in Innovation in the Contemporary Organization (Darshana Sedera; Sachithra Lokuge)

19   Digital Capability: Scaffolding for Rewiring a Company for Digital (Joe Peppard)

20   Sourcing Information Technology Services: Past Research and Future Research Directions (Mary Lacity; Aihua Yan; Shaji Khan)

21   Innovation in Healthcare Settings: The Power of Everyday Practices (Sue Newell; Marco Marabelli)

22   Aligning in Practice (Anna Karpovsky; Robert D. Galliers)

23 Digital Innovation – A Definition and Integrated Perspective (Philipp Hukal; Ola Henfridsson)

24   Knowledge Collaboration in Organizations: From Information Processing to Social Knowing (Samer Faraj; Karla Sayegh; Linda Rouleau)

 Part 4. IS in Society and a Global Context; Emerging – and Continuing – Issues and Controversies

Introduction (Galliers & Stein)

25   Organizational intelligence in the digital age: Analytics and the cycle of choice (Stella Pachidi; Marleen Huysman)

26   Datification in Action: Diffusion and Consequences of Algorithmic Decision-Making (Sue Newell; Marco Marabelli)

27 Digital Divides: Past, Present and Future (Maria Skaletsky; James B. Pick; Avijit Sarkar; David J. Yates)

28   The developmental effects of the digital revolution (Chrisanthi Avgerou; Atta Addo)

29   Beyond Mobile IT: Ubiquitous Digitality and Work (Carsten Sørensen)

30   Technology-driven changes in the economy (Roman Beck)

31   Staying Alive: The IS Field At the Half Century Mark (Ning Su; John Leslie King; Jonathan Grudin)

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Robert D. Galliers is the University Distinguished Professor at Bentley University. He also holds a fractional appointment as Professor of IS at Loughborough University. His work has been published in many of the leading IS journals and has been cited over 10,000 times. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems. He received the AIS LEO Award for exceptional lifetime achievement in 2012, and is a Fellow of the AIS, the British Computer Society and the Royal Society of Arts.

Mari-Klara Stein is an Associate Professor at the department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School. She has published her work in leading IS journals (e.g., MIS Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Organization, European Journal of IS). Mari is also the recipient of the 2016 European Research Paper of the Year award from CIONET – a leading community of IT executives in Europe.