Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business

Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business

Tiko Iyamu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 326
ISBN13: 9781466685246|ISBN10: 1466685247|EISBN13: 9781466685253|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8524-6


Individually, the fields of organizational politics and strategic information technology have soared in popularity. Studies suggest that the interaction between the two would prove beneficial to both the academic and corporate domains. This integration would serve to enable, support, and manage modern businesses.

Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business gives voice to fresh perspectives on the development, implementation, and practice of information systems and technology in organizations. This book is beneficial for business people, undergraduate students, postgraduate candidates, and researchers looking to gain a more in-depth understanding of the influence of socio-technical factors on ICT operations.

Topics Covered

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

  • Actor Network Theory
  • Agents Power Relationship in ICT Operations
  • E-Government Policies
  • Enterprise Conceptual Modelling
  • ICT Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Information Systems and Technologies
  • Organizational Sustainability Information Systems
  • Structuration Theory

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer and information scientists and business scholars explore the interaction between strategic information technology and organizational politics, considering theory, methodology, and practice for academics and practitioners in other business and information technology. Among their topics are the interplay between human and structure in information technology strategy, best practices from a case study on captive offshore information technology outsourcing, and more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tiko Iyamu holds a PhD in Information Systems. He is currently a Professor of Information Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. He was a Professor of Informatics Tshwane University of Technology. Thereafter, he was a Professor of Informatics, Chair of Health Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. He also serves as a Professor Extraordinaire at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2013 and 2014, he was a visiting professor at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Prior to his fulltime appointment in academic in 2009, Professor Iyamu held several positions in both Public and Private Institutions in South Africa. He was System Analyst and Technologist at both Nedcor Investment Bank and Metropolitan Life, respectively. He became the Chief Architect at the City of Cape Town in 1999. Thereafter, he joined Old Mutual as IT Architect, from 2001 to 2008. Iyamu’s last corporate experience was at a MWeb, as Head of IT Architecture & Governance.

Iyamu is the author of books, such as Enterprise Architecture: From Concept to Practice (First and Second editions) and Application of Underpinning Theories in Information Systems. He has published widely, over seventy-four research articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. Professor Iyamu is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI), USA.