Knowledge Driven Service Innovation and Management: IT Strategies for Business Alignment and Value Creation

Knowledge Driven Service Innovation and Management: IT Strategies for Business Alignment and Value Creation

Eng K. Chew (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and Petter Gottschalk (Norwegian School of Management BI, Norway)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 354
ISBN13: 9781466625129|ISBN10: 1466625120|EISBN13: 9781466625136|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2512-9


As service-centered organizations focus on their customers, values are co-created through organizational capabilities. The central part of these capabilities is knowledge which is directly supported by information technology and the relationships between the service firms’ knowledge, capabilities, IT and strategy is essential for superior value co-creation with customers.

Knowledge Driven Service Innovation and Management: IT Strategies for Business Alignment and Value Creation provides a comprehensive collection of research and analysis on the principles of service, knowledge, and organizational capabilities. This book aims to clarify IT strategy procedures and management practices and how they are used to shape a firm’s knowledge organizations as well as facilitate service innovation and customer value co-creation.

Topics Covered

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

  • Business Intelligence
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Customer Value Co-Creation
  • IT Organizational Principles
  • Knowledge Driven Service Innovation
  • Service Oriented Firms
  • Strategic Resources
  • Strategy Systems

Reviews and Testimonials

Chew (business and information technology strategy, U. of Technology, Sydney, Australia) and Gottschalk (information strategy and knowledge management, Norwegian School of Management) explore the relationships of a service firm's knowledge, capabilities, information technology, and strategy in its quest for superior value co-creation with customers. The topics include knowledge organizations and dynamic organizational capabilities, critical success factors of information technology strategy, enterprise processes and architecture for customer value creation, basic principles of outsourcing information technology resources, and service innovation and management.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Eng Chew is Professor of Business and IT Strategy at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and part-time Gartner Advisor (2005 -2008), he held the UTS-Gartner Chair of Business and IT Strategy at UTS.

He is a former Chief Information Office of SingTel Optus, and has over 25 years of industry experience in IT and Telecommunications in Australia. His achievements include delivery of several hundreds of million Australian dollars of business value through business process re-engineering and organizational transformation. Under the Gartner Chair, he has produced insightful research papers for Gartner on China’s ICT telecommunications industry market trends, China’s ICT R&D and education institutions, and China’s CIO leadership maturity.

Prior to Optus, Professor Chew had held senior roles with Telstra Research Laboratories, Australian Centre for Unisys Software, and Digital Equipment Corporation. He had also held the Chair of the joint International Standards Organization-International Telecommunications Union (ISO/ITU) Standards Committee on Open Distributed Processing (1992-97).

Professor Chew’s research interest is on information and technology management and leadership particularly in the context of service innovation. With his PhD research students, current research investigations include: leadership and innovation, business-IT alignment, business process management, service architecture, and organizational factors of information security and enterprise architecture. He also leads a UTS research unit on business intelligence and information management for commercial applications. He teaches graduate class to IT and business professionals in IT Strategy and Management, within the IT Management Program of UTS, on which this book is based.

Professor Chew also serves as consultant to industry. He has advised companies in Australia and Asia Pacific region. He is a non-executive board director of an IT firm.

Professor Chew received his BE from the University of Melbourne, M.Eng.Sc. and PhD from the University of Sydney all in electrical engineering. His PhD research was in telecommunications software controlled switching systems.