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Handbook of critical information systems research : theory and application

Author: Debra Howcroft; Eileen Moore Trauth
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2005.
Series: Elgar original reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This important Handbook provides a unique overview of information systems (IS) research by focusing on the increasing interest in critical-related issues.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra Howcroft; Eileen Moore Trauth
ISBN: 1843764784 9781843764786
OCLC Number: 61169895
Description: xiv, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Choosing critical IS research / Debra Howcroft and Eileen M. Trauth --
Basic assumptions of the critical research perspectives in information systems / Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic --
Theoretical approaches for researching power and information systems : the benefit of a Machiavellian view / Leiser O. Silva --
Are social constructivist approaches critical? The case of IS failure / Nathalie N. Mitev --
Taking a critical linguistic turn : using critical discourse analysis for the study of information systems / Rosio Alvarez --
Against rules : the ethical turn in information systems / Alison Adam --
Management fashions and information systems / Chris Westrup --
Flexibility, freedom and women's emancipation : a Marxist critique of at-home telework / Anita Greenhill and Melanie Wilson --
Critical management studies : towards a more mature politics / Christopher Grey --
The wrong trousers? Beyond the design fallacy : social learning and the user / James Stewart and Robin Williams --
Critical engagement : why, what and how? / Geoff Walsham --
Towards critical interpretivism in IS research / Bill Doolin and Laurie McLeod --
Consuming passions in the 'global knowledge economy' / Helen Richardson --
Rationalities and emotions in IS innovation / Chrisanthi Avgerou and Kathy McGrath --
Evaluating e-governance projects in India : a focus on micro-level implementation / Shirin Madon --
Rethinking urban poverty : forms of capital, information technology and enterprise development / Lynette Kvasny and Lakshman Yapa --
'Global but local' : mediated work in global business organizations / Dagfinn Hertzberg and Eric Monteiro --
Competing rationalities : a critical study of telehealth in the UK / Ela Klecun.
Series Title: Elgar original reference.
Responsibility: edited by Debra Howcroft, Eileen M. Trauth.

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