Information Resources Management: Global Challenges

Information Resources Management: Global Challenges

Wai K. Law (University of Guam, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 402
ISBN13: 9781599041025|ISBN10: 1599041022|EISBN13: 9781599041049|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-102-5


The recent surge of technology outsourcing has intensified the cross-cultural effects of information systems designs and constructions, as well as the potential shortage of suitable information specialists at strategic locations. Millions of dollars of investments in information systems are at risk of being underutilized or rejected by users for cultural reasons.

Information Resources Management: Global Challenges addresses challenges in managing information resources in dynamic social environments across cultures, including research on key factors for social acceptance of information technology, and user adoption of information management methods. Information Resources Management: Global Challenges explores new paradigms under which information resources will generate original meanings for a contemporary generation of users, with increasing interest toward user-centered and culture-centric information systems.

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The focus of this collection of 18 essays on information resource management is on the significance of cultural issues for information resource management in international settings.

– Book News Inc., August 2007

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Wai K. Law is a professor of business strategy and information systems at the University of Guam, USA. Dr. Law received his management PhD and computer science master degrees from Michigan State University. He has broad experience in information systems planning, quantitative modelling, computer simulations and database construction. His research interests are in business strategy and policy, logistics, IS strategy, multi-cultural IRM, e-business and innovative IT education. He has published in numerous journals and refereed conference proceedings. He also authored several books in the areas of strategic simulation and problem-based instruction. He is member of Beta Gamma Sigma.