Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions

Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Release Date: December, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 428
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-128-5
ISBN13: 9781605661285|ISBN10: 1605661287|EISBN13: 9781605661292
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Description & Coverage

Continuous technological innovation amidst the increasing complexity of organizational structures and operations has created the need to achieve a new level of skillful performance and innovative procedures within the information resources management sector.

Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions provides authoritative insight into emerging developments in information resources management and how these technologies are shaping the way the world does business, creates policies, and advances organizational practices. With chapters delving into pertinent aspects of such disciplines as knowledge management, open source software, systems engineering, project management, and IT governance, this book offers audiences solutions for improved organizational functioning.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Best practices in IRM
  • Conceptual innovations in IRM
  • Global progressions
  • Information Resources Management
  • IRM technologies
  • IT Governance
  • Knowledge Management
  • Open Source Software
  • Project Management
  • Systems Engineering
Reviews and Testimonials

This publication presents the issues facing modern organizations and provides the most recent strategies in overcoming the obstacles of the ever-evolving information management and utilization industry.

– Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Information Resources Management Association, USA

Khosrow-Pour presents 21 chapters on current research and trends in information resource management for managers of electonic resources and networked professionals.

– Book News Inc. (March 2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) ( and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.
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Editorial Review Board
Editor in Chief
  • Mehdi Khosrow-Pour - Information Resources Management Association

    Associate Editors

  • Steve Clarke, The University of Hull, United Kingdom
  • Mehdi Ghods, The Boeing Company
  • Martijn Hoogeweegen, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
  • Thomas Jackson, Loughborough University, UK
  • George Kelley, University of Massachusetts, USA
  • Linda Knight, DePaul University
  • Lawrence Oliva, Computer Sciences Corporation
  • David Paper, Utah State University
  • David Paradice, Florida State University
  • Philip Powell, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • Mahesh Raisinghani, University of Dallas
  • Anabela Sarmento, ISCAP/IPP, Portugal
  • Janice Sipior, Villanova University
  • Robert Stone, University of Idaho
  • Edward Szewczak, Canisius College
  • Craig Van Slyke, University of Central Florida
  • Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University
  • Mariam Zahedi, University of Wisconsin

    Book Review Editors

  • Coral Snodgrass, Canisius College, USA
  • Mohamed Taher, Ontario Multifaith Council, Canada Editorial Review Board
  • Anil Aggarwal, University of Baltimore
  • Said Al-Gahtani, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
  • Nabil Al-Qirim, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Norm Archer, McMaster University, Canada
  • Bay Arinze, Drexel University
  • Jason Baker, Regent University, USA
  • Andrew Borchers, Kettering University
  • Indranil Bose, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Antony Bryant, Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
  • Chuleeporn Changchit, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA
  • Kuanchin Chen, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Charles Davis, University of St. Thomas
  • George Ditsa, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Alexander Dreiling, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Donald Drury, McGill University
  • Charlene Dykman, University of St. Thomas
  • Henry Emurian, The University of Maryland
  • Shirley Federovich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Stuart Galup, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Edward Garrity, Canisius College, USA
  • Dr. Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Rick Gibson, American University
  • Mary Granger, George Washington University
  • Amar Gupta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kai Jakobs, Aachen University, Germany
  • Murray Jennex, San Diego State University
  • Jeffrey Johnson, Utah State University
  • Eugene Kaluzniacky, University of Winnipeg, Canada
  • Sherif Kamel, the American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • Julie Kendall, Rutgers University
  • Peter Kueng, Credit Suisse, Switzerland
  • Jonathan Lazar, Towson University
  • Ronald LeBleu, Strategic People Concepts, Inc.
  • Choon Seong Leem, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Hans Lehmann, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Stan Lewis, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Sam Lubbe, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Maria Madlberger, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austra
  • Ross Malaga, Montclair State University, USA
  • Tanya McGill, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, University of Nebraska
  • Makoto Nakayama, DePaul University, USA
  • Karen Nantz, Eastern Illinois University
  • Mark Nissen, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Richard Peschke, Minnesota State University
  • Alan Peslak, Penn State University, USA
  • Vichuda Nui Polatoglu, Anadolu University, Turkey
  • Ali Salehnia, South Dakota State University
  • Barbara Schuldt, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Anthony Scime, State University of New York College at Brockport
  • Vassilis Serafeimidis, PA Consulting Group, United Kingdom
  • Tom Stafford, University of Memphis
  • Bernd Carsten Stahl, De Montfort University, UK
  • Dirk Stelzer, Technische Universitaet Ilmenau, Germany
  • Brian Still, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University
  • J. Michael Tarn, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Mark Toleman, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Qiang Tu, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Charles Watkins, Villa Julie College, USA
  • Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, University of Illinois
  • Stu Westin, University of Rhode Island