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Rethinking information systems in organizations : integrating organizational problem solving

Author: John Paul Kawalek
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Paul Kawalek challenges the current orthodoxy of information systems and proposes new alternatives. This book tackles the thorny issues of integration of disciplines, crossover of functions, and negotiation of epistemological divides in IS. The author argues that there are now a new set of imperatives that will irrecoverably change IS, affecting the way many organizations deploy and access their information and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Paul Kawalek
ISBN: 9780415403047 0415403049 9780415403054 0415403057 9780203936054 0203936051
OCLC Number: 155756863
Description: xv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The discipline of information systems. Emergence; Failings --
pt. 2. Principles of organizational problem solving. Ontology; Methodology --
pt. 3. Inquiring activities in organizational problem solving. Diagnosis; Processes; Monitoring and control; Strategy; Intervention; Evaluation --
pt. 4. Whither inquiring activities? Case study: organizational problem solving in Morrigan Engineering LLC.
Responsibility: John Paul Kawalek.
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