Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems
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Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2011|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 296
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-529-2
ISBN13: 9781609605292|ISBN10: 1609605292|EISBN13: 9781609605308
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), as business management systems, seek to combine all aspects of an organization. EIS facilitate enterprise-wide integrated information systems (IS) covering all functional areas of the organization and performing core business activities. In today’s uncertain and complex business environment, EIS are critical to organizations.

Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems highlights ongoing issues in three areas having implications for EIS: adaptability, intervention, and people. This book discusses the role of change management, conversion management, readiness management, knowledge management, e-business management, people management, and stakeholder management for a competitive advantage in EIS. Ongoing research on EIS is vital to provide insights into the challenges, issues, and solutions related to management of various aspects of EIS in our ever changing world.

Coverage:

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

  • Case tools for system development
  • Design, development, and outsourcing of ERP projects
  • E-Procurement, Web-based logistics, and supply chain management
  • Enterprise-wide client-server architecture
  • ERP implementation and organizational and systems issues
  • ERP systems and virtual enterprises
  • Human-computer interaction on enterprise information systems
  • Intranet and extranet business applications
  • Knowledge-based systems engineering
  • Modeling concepts and information integration tools
  • Organizational issues on systems integration
  • Strategic management information systems
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"Companies today are immersed in highly competitive world-wide markets that are continuously changing. As a consequence, companies must evolve introducing strategic and structural changes as a response to the external forces of the environment. Ongoing research on EIS is vital to provide insights into the challenges, issues, and solutions related to management of various aspects of EIS. A recurring theme threads through the EIS issues highlighted above: business/IT fusion. The message – business and IT "working as one" is essential to achieve business breakthrough performance and competitive edge in EIS."

– Madjid Tavana, La Salle University, USA

This collection of ten articles on business information technology infrastructure showcases current scholarship in the management of scalable computer resources and training. Divided into sections on managing adaptability, system intervention and personnel, chapters discuss such topics as factors influencing information system flexibility, information system conversion strategies and managing stakeholders in enterprise information system projects.

– Book News, Reference - Research Book News - August 2011
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Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.
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