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Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology

IFIP TC8 / WG8.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology December 12–14, 2002, Barcelona, Spain

  • Eleanor H. Wynn
  • Edgar A. Whitley
  • Michael D. Myers
  • Janice I. DeGross
Book

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 110)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Placing Language in the Foreground: Themes and Methods in Information Technology Discourse

    1. Eleanor H. Wynn, Edgar A. Whitley, Michael D. Myers
      Pages 1-12
  3. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. E. Burton Swanson
      Pages 15-31
  4. Analytical Frameworks

  5. Critical Research

  6. Mobilization of Power

  7. IS Planning and Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293

About this book

Introduction

Over the past 20 years, the field of information systems has grown dramatically in theoretical diversity and global reach. This growth is reflected in the language that policy makers and organizational stakeholders use when they talk about their IT plans. As information technology penetrates further into organizational and global life, it becomes ever more important to articulate assumptions embedded in the discourse. This will help to clarify the complex and yet conceptually improvised or pasted-up worldview that becomes embodied in systems. The assumptions point to particular domains of discourse. The discourse sets up conventions and boundaries. It thus shapes what can or cannot legitimately be talked about, researched, addressed, or solved within the scope of IT.

A number of practical and theoretical topics are discussed in detail, including:
*Globalization, development, and space;
*Mobilization of power;
*ERP systems;
*IS planning and projects;
*Critical research and the study of discourse;
*Public institutions;
*Analytical frameworks.

This book contains the selected proceedings of the Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse About Information Technology, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Barcelona, Spain in December 2002.

Keywords

Analysis Internet Intranet Nearshore development information processing information system information technology innovation learning linear optimization management organization sets

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleanor H. Wynn
    • 1
  • Edgar A. Whitley
    • 2
  • Michael D. Myers
    • 3
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 4
  1. 1.Intel CorporationUSA
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsUK
  3. 3.University of AucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.University of MinnesotaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology
  • Book Subtitle IFIP TC8 / WG8.2 Working Conference on Global and Organizational Discourse about Information Technology December 12–14, 2002, Barcelona, Spain
  • Editors Eleanor H. Wynn
    Edgar A. Whitley
    Michael D. Myers
    Janice I. DeGross
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35634-1
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7325-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5328-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35634-1
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 550
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business Strategy/Leadership
    Business Mathematics
    Management of Computing and Information Systems
    Innovation/Technology Management
    Organization
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