Business Dynamics in Information Technology

Business Dynamics in Information Technology

Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management, Norway)
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Release Date: March, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 382
ISBN13: 9781599044293|ISBN10: 1599044293|EISBN13: 9781599044316|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-429-3


Emerging business models, value configurations, and information technologies interact over time to create competitive advantage. Modern information technology has to be studied, understood, and applied along the time dimension of months and years, where changes are the rule. Such changes created by interactions between business elements and resources are very well suited for system dynamics modeling. Business Dynamics in Information Technology presents business-technology alignment processes, business-technology interaction processes, and business-technology decision processes, serving the purpose of helping the reader study information technology from a dynamic, rather than a static, perspective. By introducing two simple tools from system dynamic modeling - causal loops and reference modes - the dynamic perspective will become important to both students and practitioners in the future.

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Gottschalk presents processes that make business and technology align and interact to create decisions process that take into account the dynamic natures of both.

– Book News (November 2007)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Petter Gottschalk ( ) is Professor of Information Systems and Knowledge Management in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Management at the Norwegian School of Management. He is the author of several books on these subjects, and he has published in major journals. Professor Gottschalk earned his MBA at the Technical University Berlin, Germany, his MSc at Dartmouth College and Sloan School, MIT and his DBA at Henley Management College, Brunel University (UK). His executive experience includes CIO at ABB and CEO at ABB Datacables.