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The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education

TC3 WG3.4 International Conference on the Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education 8–12th July 1996, Melbourne, Australia

  • Ben-Zion Barta
  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Peter Juliff
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Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

The power of modern information systems and information technology (lSIIT) offers new opportunities to rethink, at the broadest levels, existing business strategies, approaches and practices. Over the past decade, IT has opened up new business opportunities, led to the development of new strategic IS and challenged all managers and users of ISIIT to devise new ways to make better use of information. Yet this era which began with much confidence and optimism is now suffering under a legacy of systems that are increasingly failing to meet business needs, and lasting fixes are proving costly and difficult to implement. General management is experiencing a crisis of confidence in their IS functions and in the chiefinformation systems officers who lead them (Earl and Feeney, 1994:11). The concern for chief executive officers is that they are confronting a situation that is seemingly out of control. They are asking, 'What is the best way to rein in these problems and effectively assess IS performance? Further, how can we be certain that IS is adequately adding value to the organisational bottom line?' On the other hand, IS executives and professionals who are responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the organisation's systems are worried about the preparedness of general managers to cope with the growth in new technologies and systems. They see IT having a polarising effect on general managers; it either bedazzles or frightens them (Davenport, 1994: 119).

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) computer information system management organization simulation software engineering technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben-Zion Barta
    • 1
  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 2
  • Peter Juliff
    • 3
  1. 1.Ministry of Education, Culture and SportHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Victoria University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

About the editors

Ben-Zion Barta is with Bar-Code Computers Ltd., Israel Peter Juliff is Head of the School of Management and Information Systems, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education
  • Book Subtitle TC3 WG3.4 International Conference on the Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education 8–12th July 1996, Melbourne, Australia
  • Authors Ben-Zion Barta
    Peter Juliff
  • Editors Arthur Tatnall
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35089-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-79960-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6193-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35089-9
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management of Computing and Information Systems
    User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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