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 (Walden University, USA), Robert A. Cropf (Saint Louis University, USA) and Sheryl L. Foster-Gadkari (Strategic Impact, USA)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 217
ISBN13: 9781522534716|ISBN10: 1522534717|EISBN13: 9781522534723|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3471-6


Project management (PM), as a discipline, has been undergoing an incremental inclusion of theories, techniques, and processes fromfields 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

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tim Bagwell Timothy Bagwell is a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University chairing dissertation committees and mentor Ph.D. Candidates. Bagwell holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Saint Louis University. He is a former Associate Professor at American Public University and adjunct faculty member in project management at Saint Louis. Bagwell has worked in nearly every phase of Information Technology including operations, quality assurance, application development, training and Internet publishing largely in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and health insurance fields.
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.
Sheryl Foster-Gadkari has over three decades of project management experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She established Strategic Impact, Inc. over fifteen years ago as a consulting firm that provides planning, evaluation and research services to these sectors. She earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis and Administration, with an emphasis on policy implementation and applied research from Saint Louis University. Foster is an adjunct professor at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University where she teaches social policy analysis and evaluation. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville where she teaches nonprofit administration.