Global Information Systems and Technology: Focus on the Organization and Its Functional Areas

Global Information Systems and Technology: Focus on the Organization and Its Functional Areas

P. Candace Deans (University of Richmond, USA) and Kirk R. Karwan
Projected Release Date: January, 1997|Copyright: © 1997 |Pages: 592
ISBN13: 9781878289216|ISBN10: 1878289217|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-21-6

Description

Many of the technological and managerial challenges of operating in the international environment are being addressed through global IT applications at the functional level of the organization. The impacts of modern technology at the functional levels of multinational firms, specifically in marketing, finance, accounting, manufacturing/operations, research and development, and human resource management, are presented by a number of today's experts.

Global Information Systems and Technology: Focus on the Organization and Its Functional Areas provides a forum for identifying the specific impacts of IT in each of these areas and for understanding how the various challenges and solutions in the functional areas are being integrated via IT.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

P. Candace Deans is currently on the faculty of the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond. Prior to that appointment, she was on the faculty of Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management (1993-2002). She also served on the faculty of the Calloway School of Business, Wake Forest University (1989 - 1993). She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of South Carolina with a major in Information Technology and International Business. Dr. Deans' current research activities focus on international information technology issues and related curriculum development.
Kirk R. Karwan is an Associate Professor of Management Science in the College of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Dr. Karwan has published broadly in information systems, operations management, engineering, operations research, and management. His articles have appeared in a wide array of journals including The Journal of Applied Psychology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Interfaces, Information and Management, the Journal of Management Information Systems, and the Journal of Operations Management. His on-going research is in the areas of technology/information technology strategy, the technology transfer process, and manufacturing/operations strategy. His recent work in technology transfer has been funded through the Department of Energy in conjunction with the South Carolina Universities Research Educational Foundation and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering.