Human Factors in Information Systems

Human Factors in Information Systems

Coral R. Snodgrass (Canisius College, USA) and Edward J. Szewczak (Canisius College, USA)
Release Date: July, 2001|Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 342|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-93177-710-0
ISBN13: 9781931777100|ISBN10: 1931777101|EISBN13: 9781931777315


Many factors contribute to the way people view and use information, including task requirements, organizational settings, and personality characteristics. Today it is generally accepted that people are an integral element of an information system. System development methodologies include various kinds of people – managers, analysts, programmers, support staff – in the development process. IT could be wasted if various aspects of human behavior were not seriously accommodated. Human Factors in Information Systems addresses pertinent issues by including the most recent research in the discipline, which can be utilized by businesses and organizations when implementing information systems into their policies, procedures and daily tasks.

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Coral R. Snodgrass (Ph.D., 1984, Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh) is Professor and Chair of the Management and Marketing Department at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. She is also the Director of the International Business Programs at the College. Dr. Snodgrass has published numerous articles on the topic of strategy and international business and she has authored a number of strategy cases. She is involved with collaborative projects with colleagues in England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. These projects include course and program development as well as student and faculty exchanges. Dr. Snodgrass is the book editor for the Information Resources Management Journal. She is member of such academic societies as the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of International Business. She sits on the board of a number of local organizations such as Buffalo-Niagara World Connect.
Edward J. Szewczak is Professor of Information Systems at Canisius College. He has co-edited a number of scholarly readings texts for Idea Group Publishing, including Human Factors in Information Systems (with Coral Snodgrass), Managing the Human Side of Information Technology: Challenges and Solutions (with Coral Snodgrass), Measuring Information Technology Investment Payoff (with Mo Mahmood), The Human Side of Information Technology Management (with Mehdi Khosrow-Pour), and Management Impacts of Information Technology: Perspectives on Organizational Change and Growth (with Coral Snodgrass and Mehdi Khosrow-Pour). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of The Information Resources Management Journal.