Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project Management and Collaborative Work

Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project Management and Collaborative Work

Timothy C. Bagwell (American Public University System, USA), Robert A. Cropf (Saint Louis University, USA) and Sheryl L. Foster-Gadkari (Strategic Impact, USA)
Projected Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 250
ISBN13: 9781522534716|ISBN10: 1522534717|EISBN13: 9781522534723|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3471-6

Description

Project management (PM), as a discipline, has been undergoing an incremental inclusion of theories, techniques, and processes from fields related to organizational behavior. Parallel to this has been the dominance of Information Technology (IT) projects within the field of Project Management.

Information Technology as a Facilitator of Social Processes in Project Management and Collaborative Work provides emerging research that bridges the gap between IT and project management. While highlighting the importance of Information Technology and the social process of work, the readers will learn how project management applies techniques to achieve objectives through IT projects. This book is an important resource for project managers, executives, IT managers, consultants, students, and educators.

Topics Covered

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

  • Electronic Mediation of Work
  • Information Technology
  • IT and the Social Process
  • IT Project Management and Education
  • Project Management

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tim Bagwell is an Associate Professor Public Administration at American Public University/American Military University and an adjunct professor in Project Management at Saint Louis University. Tim has a decade of teaching experience in Public Administration, Project Management, Political Science, Media Studies and Speech Communication and eBusiness.
Robert Cropf is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Public Policy Studies at Saint Louis University. His recent publications include “Creating an Accelerated Joint BA-MPA Degree Program for Adult Learners” in the Journal of Public Affairs Education (Spring/Summer 2007) coauthored with Jennifer Kohler, and E-Government in Saudi Arabia: Between Promise and Reality” in the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (April-June 2008), coauthored with Maher Al-Fakhri, Patrick Kelly, and Gary Higgs. His textbook Public Administration in the 21st Century was published by Pearson-Longman in 2007. His research interests include e-government and e-democracy, urban government and politics, and public administration pedagogical theory.