Frederic Adam

Frédéric Adam is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems at University College Cork in Ireland. He holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland and Université Paris VI jointly. His research has been published in a number of international journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Systèmes d'Information et Management. He is the co-author of the "Manager's Guide to Current Issues in Information Systems" and "Postgraduate Research" (both published by Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, Ireland) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decision Systems. He acts as a consultant in the areas of information systems selection and implementation and executive systems on a regular basis.

Publications

Customer Knowledge Management (CKM): Customers as External Knowledge Assets in Small-to-Medium-Sized Software Enterprises (SMEs)
Ciara Heavin, Frederic Adam. © 2015. 19 pages.
SMEs operating in high-tech sectors are typically reliant on specialist knowledge to help them build the right product with the objective of meeting customer needs. The nature of...
Understanding Organisational Decision Support Maturity: Case Studies of Irish Organisations
Mary Daly, Frederic Adam. © 2013. 22 pages.
Forty years after Gorry and Scott Morton’s seminal paper on DSS, supporting decisions in organisation is still a critical objective. Given the elapsed time since DSSs were first...
Preparing for Change: Leveraging Knowledge Activities to Enhance Organisational Preparedness in the Case of an Irish Software SME
Ciara Heavin, Frederic Adam. © 2013. 22 pages.
In the current climate, preparing for change is an issue for companies large and small. However, there remains a dearth of empirical evidence that highlight how software Small to...
Optimising Customers as Knowledge Resources and Recipients: Cases in Small to Medium Sized Software Enterprises
Ciara Heavin, Frederic Adam. © 2013. 17 pages.
Undoubtedly, customers play an integral role in the Knowledge Management (KM) approach of small to medium sized software enterprises (SMEs); in fact in the role of customer...
Optimising Customers as Knowledge Resources and Recipients: Cases in Small to Medium Sized Software Enterprises
Ciara Heavin, Frederic Adam. © 2012. 18 pages.
Undoubtedly, customers play an integral role in the Knowledge Management (KM) approach of small to medium sized software enterprises (SMEs); in fact in the role of customer...
Preparing for Change: Leveraging Knowledge Activities to Enhance Organisational Preparedness in the Case of an Irish Software SME
Ciara Heavin, Frederic Adam. © 2011. 21 pages.
In the current climate, preparing for change is an issue for companies large and small. However, there remains a dearth of empirical evidence that highlight how software Small to...
Understanding Organisational Decision Support Maturity: Case Studies of Irish Organisations
Mary Daly, Frederic Adam. © 2011. 22 pages.
Forty years after Gorry and Scott Morton’s seminal paper on DSS, supporting decisions in organisation is still a critical objective. Given the elapsed time since DSSs were first...
Reforming Public Healthcare in the Republic of Ireland with Information Systems: A Comparative Study with the Private Sector
David Sammon, Frederic Adam. © 2010. 21 pages.
The need for reforming public healthcare towards greater efficiency and measurable returns on investment has been felt by governments in many countries. In Ireland, this led to...
How Groupware Systems Can Change How an Organisation Makes Decisions: A Case Study in the Publishing Industry
Frédéric Adam, Jean-Charles Pomerol, Patrick Brézillon. © 2009. 10 pages.
In this article, a newspaper company which has implemented a computerised editorial system is studied in an attempt to understand the impact that groupware systems can have on...
Better Executive Information with the Dashboard Approach
Frédéric Adam, Jean-Charles Pomerol. © 2009. 6 pages.
After more than 30 years of research on how the work of managers can be supported by computers, the observation that developing computer systems that are truly useful for top...
Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies
Frederic Adam, Patrick Humphreys. © 2008. 1019 pages.
As effective organizational decision making is a major factor in a company's success, a comprehensive account of current available research on the core concepts of the...
Reforming Public Healthcare in the Republic of Ireland with Information Systems: A Comparative Study with the Private Sector
David Sammon, Frederic Adam. © 2008. 24 pages.
The need for reforming public healthcare towards greater efficiency and measurable returns on investment has been felt by governments in many countries. In Ireland, this led to...
How Groupware Systems Can Change How an Organisation Makes Decisions: A Case Study in the Publishing Industry
Frédéric Adam, Jean-Charles Pomerol, Patrick Brézillon. © 2008. 8 pages.
In this article, a newspaper company which has implemented a computerised editorial system is studied in an attempt to understand the impact that groupware systems can have on...
Understanding the Influence of Context on Organisational Decision Making
Frédéric Adam, Jean-Charles Pomerol. © 2008. 8 pages.
Many researchers have noted the high levels of abstraction required by the representation and conceptualisation of organisational decisions when these involve more than just...
Understanding the Legacy of Herbert Simon to Decision Support Systems
Jean-Charles Pomerol, Frédéric Adam. © 2008. 9 pages.
Herbert Simon is unique in our discipline in terms of the far-reaching impact which his work has had on management and the understanding of managerial decision making, especially...
Using Network Analysis for Understanding How Decisions are Made
Frédéric Adam. © 2008. 8 pages.
Network analysis, a body of research that concentrates on the social networks that connect actors in society, has been found to have many applications in areas where researchers...
Integrated Manufacturing Applications and Management Decision Making: Putting the P Back into ERP
Fergal Carton, Frederic Adam. © 2008. 18 pages.
The provision of timely, accurate, relevant, and concise information for managerial decision making has traditionally represented a challenge to information systems designers....
Better Executive Information with the Dashboard Approach
Frédéric Adam, Jean-Charles Pomerol. © 2005. 6 pages.
After more than 30 years of research on how the work of managers can be supported by computers, the observation that developing computer systems that are truly useful for top...
Decision-Making Support Systems and Representation Levels
Jean-Charles Pomerol, Frédéric Adam. © 2005. 6 pages.
The concept of Decision Support System (DSS), which was first coined by Gorry and Scott Morton (1971), was proposed in an attempt to focus the attention of IS researchers and...
Defining and Understanding ERP Systems
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2005. 7 pages.
The last 15 years have seen the emergence on the software market of a category of software called Enterprise Resource Planning systems or ERP, which has become the focus of both...
Recursive Nature of the Market for Enterprise Applications
Fergal Carton, Frédéric Adam. © 2005. 5 pages.
The paper explores the recursive elements of the market for enterprise systems by examining the evolution of the sales discourse from vendors of enterprise applications....
The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future
Frederic Adam, David Sammon. © 2004. 308 pages.
The Enterprise Resource Planning Decade: Lessons Learned and Issues for the Future presents a collection of chapters written by various experts that share a interest in the ERP...
Setting the Scene-Defining and Understanding ERP Systems
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 21 pages.
This introduction chapter briefly retraces the emergence of the concept of enterprise-wide system and provides a complete overview of the definitions that have been proposed for...
Investigating the Rationale of ERP: A Case Study
Eleanor Doyle, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 11 pages.
This case illustrates the importance of a reliable information systems infrastructure in supporting the operations and the development of modern businesses. A longitudinal...
ERP Software Selection-Widening the Current Debate
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 14 pages.
This chapter reflects on the nature of managerial decision making in the case of ERP projects. It draws on the increasing volume of organisational ERP literature now being...
Do ERP Implementations Have to be Lengthy? Lessons from Irish SMEs
Frédéric Adam, Peter O’Doherty. © 2004. 24 pages.
The ERP software market has been growing at a very fast pace over recent years and has been predicted to keep growing rapidly in the long term. However, there is now clear...
Implementing ERP-What Happens to Competitive Advantages?
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam, Kevin Higgins, Mark Synnott. © 2004. 29 pages.
Over the last 30 years, the enterprise-wide systems movement has been gathering momentum and has now reached a global dimension, with companies across the world and, more...
Toward a Model of Organizational Prerequisites for ERP: Reintroducing the Concept of Data Warehousing
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 19 pages.
Data Warehousing was the ‘hot topic’ of the early-to-mid 1990’s but it became unfashionable through the mid-to-late 1990s with the widespread implementation of ERP systems....
Toward a Model of Investigating Non-Decision Making ERP Communities
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 22 pages.
This chapter proposes to reframe current research on decision making process in the area of ERP selection and implementation and to study ERP communities, defined here as triadic...
Re-Examining the ERP Concept: Toward an Agenda for Reducing the Unbalance Between the Push and Pull Sides on the ERP Market
David Sammon, Frédéric Adam. © 2004. 15 pages.
In this chapter we use the concept of discourse to provide an insight into the current structure of the ERP market, from the perspective of an organisation adopting ERP. We...
Looking to the Future of Enterprise-Wide Systems
Frédéric Adam, David Sammon. © 2004. 6 pages.
Many readers of this book may come to the conclusion that the collection of chapters presented here yields more questions than answers. This may well be true, but it is more a...
From Human Decision Making to DMSS Architecture
Jean-Charles Pomerol, Frederic Adam. © 2003. 31 pages.
In this chapter we begin by featuring the main characteristics of the human decision process. Then, from these traits, we separate the decision process between diagnosis and...
Critical Factors in the Development of Executive Systems-Leveraging the Dashboard Approach
Frederic Adam, Jean-Charles Pomeral. © 2003. 26 pages.
Based on the Rockart’s critical success factor (CSF) approach, this chapter puts forward a practical method to guide the development of executive information systems (EIS) in...
A Web-Based Platform to Mentor Distance Learners
Karen Neville, Frederic Adam, Colin McCormack. © 2003. 14 pages.
Highlighted in this chapter is the fact that the majority of organizations face the enormous challenge of supporting their employees’ thirst for expanding their skill base....
The Irish Experience with Disaster Recovery Planning: High Levels of Awareness May Not Suffice
Frederic Adam, Joseph A. Haslam. © 2001. 16 pages.
In order to determine the extent to which IS managers and other managers are treating disaster recovery planning as a serious issue, an empirical study was carried out which...
Teleworking in Ireland: Issues and Perspectives
Frederic Adam, Gregory Crossan. © 2001. 22 pages.
Teleworking has been used since the early 1970s in some countries, but it is still relatively underdeveloped in Ireland. This study sought to establish why this is and...
Journal of Database Management (JDM)
Keng Siau. Est. 1990.
The Journal of Database Management (JDM) publishes original research on all aspects of database management, systems analysis and design, and software engineering. The primary...