International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices
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International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices

Felix B. Tan (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Release Date: June, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 410
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-605-3
ISBN13: 9781609606053|ISBN10: 1609606051|EISBN13: 9781609606060
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Today’s businesses are more geographically dispersed than ever and organizations continue to explore the benefits of operating virtually, necessitating continued research on global information management.

International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices offers solutions, best practices, and case studies on information management on a global scale among developed, developing, and emerging nations. Organizational and managerial implications are explored in-depth, making this publication essential for researchers and professionals who need to understand the mechanics of today’s global business environment.

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

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Global Software Development
  • ICT Use and Satisfaction
  • Impact of Culture on Technology Use
  • Knowledge Management Systems Diffusion
  • Managing Knowledge Transfer
  • Mobile Internet Services
  • Organizational Communication
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Understanding IT Governance
Reviews and Testimonials

To keep pace with the rapidly expanding world of global business, it is vital to stay abreast of the latest advances in management and technological strategies for a globalized market. This book of advances in management practices offers just those set of tools to a manager, IT professional, business student, or any member of the global business chain. Narrowing the field of global business to give the most relevant and helpful practices exposure.

– International Enterprises and Global Information Technologies: Advancing Management Practices

offers fifteen chapters in three sections. The authors of these chapters hail from a dozen countries around the world, offering insight in case studies and comparisons of international enterprises.

– Felix B. Tan, Auckand University of Technology, New Zealand

Edited by a Professor of Information Systems, Discipline Chair of Business Information Systems, and Director of the Centre for Research on Information Systems Management at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, this volume brings together 15 chapters authored by 37 international scholars and practitioners. Presenting case studies and comparisons of international enterprises looking at the technological, technical, governance, cultural, and other influences on a globalized market, this work looks at the advances in management and technological strategies in an international view. The inclusion of a compilation of references aids locating additional information. The detailed table of contents and index enable quick location of desired information, while the writing of the chapters includes detailed information, tables, and charts to help one find desired information within the chapter in an approachable manner. This book is good not only for business, management, and marketing students and scholars, but also anyone dealing with an international population in the globalized world we live in today.

– Sara Marcus
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Felix B. Tan is Professor of Information Systems, Discipline Chair of Business Information Systems and Director of the Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM) at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management. He was on the Council of the Association for Information System from 2003 to 2005. He has held visiting positions with the National University of Singapore, The University of Western Ontario, Georgia State University and The University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Tan is internationally known for his work in the global IT field. His other research interests include user behaviour in e-commerce, m-commerce, Web 2.0, and IS strategy, management, and governance. Dr. Tan has published in MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, Communications of the AIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Personal Communications, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Communications of the ACM, as well as other journals and refereed conference proceedings.
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