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Perspectives of Information Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Methodologies and Metamodels for Information System Development and Their Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Esa Auramäki, Mauri Leppänen, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 3-21
  3. Contingency Factors and Uncertainty in Decision Making in Information System Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
  4. Development of Holistic ISD Methodologies and Selection of ISD Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. David W. Conrath, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 67-89
    3. Mauri Leppänen, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 91-109
    4. Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 111-125
  5. Toward Intelligent Executive Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Vesa Savolainen, Shuhua Liu
      Pages 141-149
    3. Kari Partanen, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 151-171
  6. Mobile Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Seppo Puuronen, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 197-214
  7. Exception Handling in Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Heikki Saastamoinen, Vesa Savolainen
      Pages 217-236
  8. Quality Assurance and Performance Evaluation of Information Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237

About this book


Information system science, defined broadly, is highly interdisciplinary because it can be seen as the effective analysis, design, delivery, use, and impact of infor­ mation technology in organizations and society. Many basic as well as advanced books on information systems and their development apply approaches and theo­ ries from such disciplines as technology, management science, economics, math­ ematics, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Such new branches of information system science as mobile information systems, multimedia informa­ tion systems, telematic commerce, and cooperative work support systems have incorporated theories from such disciplines as organization science, education sciences, communication science, and musicology. Objectives and Uses of This Book This book focuses on various issues in information systems and their develop­ ment, as well as on the advanced utilization of new information technology. The fields and issues that are analyzed in this book have not been discussed in the same context in the current scientific literature, although they are becoming more important in information systems development. This book includes both theoreti­ cal foundations and practical approaches for each topic, and therefore it is of rel­ evance both to scientists of information systems and to practitioners in information systems development, introduction, and use. Large companies and software houses will also find this book useful in its discussion of methods for evaluating information technologies, systems, methodologies, and tools. Our col­ leagues have expressed a need for this kind of book. We offer new perspectives on key topics in information systems research.


Information Technology (IT) Mobile Computing calculus decision making information system performance performance evaluation quality assurance system development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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