Systems Practice in the Information Society

By José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón

© 2010 – Routledge

184 pages

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About the Book

As a collection of ideas and methodologies, systems thinking has made an impact in organizations and in particular in the information systems field. However, this main emphasis on organizations limits the scope of systems thinking and practice. There is a need first to use systems thinking in addressing societal problems, and second to enable people involved in developing the information society to reflect on the impacts of systems and technologies in society as a whole. Thus, there are opportunities to review the scope and potential of systems thinking and practice to deal with information society-related issues.

Systems Practice in the Information Society provides students of information systems as well as practicing Inofrmation Systems managers with concepts and strategies to enable them to understand and use systems thinking methodologies and address challenges posed by the development of information-based societies. This book brings experiences, ideas, and applications of systemic thinking in designing and evaluating socio-technological initiatives. Using a number of cultural contexts, this book explores how organizations, including governments, can enable better access to information and communication technologies and improve the quality of life of individuals.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Information Society

3. Systems-Thinking

4. Applied Systems-Thinking

5. Idealist Pattern for Practice in the Information Society

6. Strategic Pattern of Pracitice for the Information Society

7. Power-based Pattern for Practice in the Information Society

8. A Dynamic Practice Framework for Living and Working in the Information Society

9. Conclusions

About the Author

Josè-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón is a senior lecturer at the school of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London in the UK. He is the current director of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems.

About the Series

Routledge Series in Information Systems

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management