Sticking to the Basics: Information Technology at the Glue Factory

Sticking to the Basics: Information Technology at the Glue Factory

Charlene A. Dykman (University of St. Thomas, USA) and Charles K. Davis (University of St. Thomas, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-03-2.ch014
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Abstract

M.K. Mikels and Company is a manufacturer that serves mainly as a supplier for the building industry in Israel. The company makes glues and related products used to construct buildings. To begin with, several factors have contributed to the current high price of housing in Israel, including waves of immigration from Russia and Ethiopia during the 1990s, demand created by young couples for housing, and heavy population density in the main cities. These factors particularly accelerated demand for construction of new apartments in this decade, giving rise to an increase in activity for the Israeli construction industry and its suppliers, including M.K. Mikels.

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Foreword
Mohammad Dadashzadeh
Chapter 1
Rebecca Watson, Michael D. Myers
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Chapter 2
Peter Meso, Nancy Duncan
The need for national information infrastructures (NII) in the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) tends to be overshadowed by the nation’s... Sample PDF
Can National Information Infrastructures Enhance Social Development in the Least Developed Countries? An Empirical Investigation
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Chapter 3
Luiz Antonio Joia
This article presents a framework to integrate effectively different information technologies in order to coordinate a relational business... Sample PDF
Information Technology for Relational Business Ecosystems: A Case Study in the Brazilian Engineering Industry
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Brian E. Mennecke, Lawrence A. West Jr.
Decision making at the national level in both developing and developed countries requires the integrated use of information from a multitude of... Sample PDF
Geographic Information Systems in Developing Countries: Issues in Data Collection, Implementation and Management
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Detmar W. Straub, Karen D. Loch, Carole E. Hill
The complex societal beliefs and values of the Arab world provide a rich setting to examine the hypothesized influence of culture on information... Sample PDF
Transfer of Information Technology to the Arab World: A Test of Cultural Influence Modeling
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Chapter 6
Petter Gottschalk
Information systems (IS) leadership roles have undergone fundamental changes over the past decade. Despite increased interest in recent years... Sample PDF
Information Systems Leadership Roles: An Empirical Study of Information Technology Managers in Norway
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Helana Scheepers, Lars Mathiassen
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Out of Scandinavia - Facing Social Risks in IT Development in South Africa
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G. Roland Kaye, Stephen Little
This paper argues that there are three factors, which counter the inevitable movement towards globalisation. Firstly the incremental force of... Sample PDF
Dysfunctional Development Pathways of Information and Communication Technology: Cultural Conflicts
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Mahmoud M. Watad
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The Context of Introducing IT/IS-Based Innovation into Local Government in Colombia
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Chapter 10
Eileen M. Trauth
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Sherif Kamel
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Wojciech Jurkowski
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Chapter 14
Charlene A. Dykman, Charles K. Davis
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Chapter 15
Michelle W.L. Fong
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Leopoldo Colmenares
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Syed Zahoor Hassan
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Aline Franca de Abreu, Ruth Ferreira Roque Rossi
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