Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social Perspectives

Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social Perspectives

Angappa Gunasekaran (University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA), Omar E. M. Khalil (Kuwait University, Kuwait) and Syed Mahbubur (Minnesota State University-Mankato, USA)
Release Date: July, 2002|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 380
ISBN13: 9781591400325|ISBN10: 1591400325|EISBN13: 9781591400721|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-032-5

Description

The importance of knowledge and information technology management has been emphasized both by researchers and practitioners in order for companies to compete in the global market. Now such technologies have become crucial in a sense that there is a need to understand the business and operations strategies, as well as how the development of IT would contribute to knowledge management and therefore increase competitiveness. Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social Perspectives strives to explore the human resource and social dimensions of knowledge and IT management, to discuss the opportunities and major issues related to the management of people along the supply chain in Internet marketing, and to provide an understanding of how the human resource and the IT management should complement each other for improved communication and competitiveness.

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This book explores the human resource and social dimensions of knowledge and IT management to discuss the opportunities and major issues related to management of people along the supply chain of internet marketing, and to provide an understanding of how the human resource and the IT managemnt should compliment each other for imporved communication and competitiveness.

– Published in Educational Book Review, January-February, 2005

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran is a Professor of Operations Management and the Chairperson of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at the Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (USA). He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay). Dr. Gunasekaran has held academic positions at Brunel University (UK), Monash University (Australia), the University of Vaasa (Finland), the University of Madras (India) and the University of Toronto, Laval University, and Concordia University (Canada). He is teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in operations management and management science. Dr. Gunasekaran has received Thomas J. Higginson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001-2002) within the Charlton College of Business. He has over 200 articles published/forthcoming in 40 different peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gunasekaran is on the Editorial Board of over 20 peer-reviewed journals which include some prestigious journals such as Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, International Journal of Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Technovation, and Computers in Industry: An International Journal. Dr. Gunasekaran is involved with several national and international collaborative projects that are funded by both private and government agencies. Dr. Gunasekaran has edited a couple of books that include Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social Perspectives, (Idea Group Publishing) and Agile Manufacturing: The 21st Century Competitive Strategy (Elsevier). Dr. Gunasekaran is the Editor of Benchmarking: An International Journal and the North-American Editor of the International Journal of Enterprise Network Management. He has edited special issues for a number of highly reputed journals. Dr. Gunasekaran is currently interested in researching benchmarking, agile manufacturing, management information systems, e-procurement, and competitiveness of SMEs, information technology/ systems evaluation, performance measures and metrics in new economy, technology management, logistics, and supply chain management. He actively serves on several university committees. He is the Editor-In-Chief of several international journals in the areas of Operations Management and Information Systems. Dr. Gunasekaran is also the Director of Business Innovation Research Center (BIRC).
Omar Khalil is currently a Professor of Information Systems, Quantitative Methods & Information Systems (QMIS) Department, College of Business Administration, Kuwait University. He has a PhD in Information Systems from the University of North Texas. His publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Organizational and End- User Computing, Information Resources management Journal, International Journal of Production and Economics, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of informing Science, and International journal of Enterprise Information Systems. His research interest includes information systems effectiveness, global information systems, information quality, and knowledge management. He has taught many graduate and undergraduate information systems courses in a number of universities in Egypt, USA, and Kuwait. He has served as the program committee member of various international conferences and reviewer for various international journals.