Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy

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Efraim Turban
J. Wiley & Sons, 2006 - Computers - 724 pages
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IT's Going Global...

From Shanghai to San Francisco, IT is playing an increasingly vital role in helping organizations gain the competitive advantage around the globe. That's why the Fifth Edition of "Information Technology for Management" offers a global perspective on how IT is transforming business.

In this comprehensive, up-to-date Fifth Edition, Efraim Turban, Ephraim McLean, James Wetherbe, and new coauthor Dorothy Leidner present late-breaking developments in the field, as well as a new chapter on Global Interorganizational Systems.

IT's About Transformation: The text focuses on how organizations operate and compete in the digital economy, and how IT can assist this transformation. The new edition also features increased strategy coverage.

IT's Current: The Fifth Edition introduces new research, current examples and case studies, and updated reference materials.

IT's Managerial: The text's strong managerial orientation makes IT relevant and interesting to business students. Technological topics are conveniently covered in six technology guides at the end of the text.

IT's Wireless: A special chapter covers innovations and opportunities in mobile computing and the wireless revolution.

IT's Hands-on: Students solve realistic IT problems when they are "hired" as interns at The Wireless Cafe, a simulated high-tech restaurant in Shanghai.

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Contents

CHAPTER Strategic Use
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1 Strategic Use of Information Technology in the Digital Economy
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Performed by Humans voa T3 8 Database Management
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Efraim Turban (M.B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) is a visiting scholar at the Pacific Institute for Information System Management, University of Hawaii. Prior to this, he was on the staff of several universities, including City University of Hong Kong, Lehigh University, Florida International University, California State University, Long Beach, Eastern Illinois University, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Turban is the author of more than 100 refereed papers published in leading journals, such as "Management Science," "MIS Quarterly," and "Decision Support Systems," He is also the author of 21 books, including "Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective, Decision Support Systems, "and" Information Technology for Management." He is also a consultant to major corporations worldwide. Dr. Turban's current areas of interest are Web-based decision support systems, the use of intelligent agents in e-commerce systems, and collaboration issues in global e-commerce. Jay E. Aronson (M.S., M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University) is a professor of management information systems in the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. Prior to this, he was on the faculty at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Aronson is the author of about 50 refereed papers that have appeared in leading journals, including "Management Science," "Information Systems Research," and" MIS Quarterly," He is the author of 3 books, and he has contributed to several professional encyclopedias. He is also a consultant to major international corporations and organizations. Dr. Aronson's current areas of research include knowledge management, collaborative computing, and parallelcomputing. Ramesh Sharda (M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin--Madison) is director of the Institute for Research in Information Systems (IRIS), ConocoPhillips Chair of Management of Technology, and a Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems in the Spears School of Business Administration at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He started and served as the director of the M.S. in Telecommunications Management Program at OSU. More than 100 papers describing his research have been published in major journals, including "Management Science," "Information Systems Research," "Decision Support Systems," and "Journal of Management Information Systems," Dr. Sharda serves on several editorial boards, including those of "INFORMS Journal on Computing," "Decision Support Systems," and "Information Systems Frontiers," His current research interests are in decision support systems, collaborative applications, and technologies for managing information overload. Dr. Sharda is also a co-founder of iTradeFair.com, a company that produces virtual trade fairs. Dave King (Ph.D.), has over 25 years experience leading the development of decision support, performance management and enterprise system software. Currently, he is the Sr. VP of New Product Development at JDA Software, Inc. in Scottsdale Arizona. He joined JDA in 2004 after serving a number of years as the Sr. VP of Product Development and CTO for Comshare Inc. Dr. King has authored a number of articles and books and is the co-author of "Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Perspective" (Prentice-Hall). He also serves on a variety of industrial advisory and university boards including the MIS Advisory board at the University ofGeorgia and the Technopolis Advisory Board at Arizona State University.

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