The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience

IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, June 7–10, 2006, Galway, Ireland

  • Brian Donnellan
  • Tor J. Larsen
  • Linda Levine
  • Janice I. DeGross
Conference proceedings TDIT 2006

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 206)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Networks

  3. IT Adoption and Diffusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Deborah Bunker, Karlheinz Kautz, Anne Luu Thanh Nguyen
      Pages 53-70
  4. Product Development Cases

  5. Strategic Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Brian Lings, Björn Lundell, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald
      Pages 119-137
  6. Resilience and Competitive Advantage

About these proceedings


The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Reilience addresses the challenges faced by many organizations today as they strive to be resilient in a turbulent economic and political environment. Resilience is considered in the context of the ideas provided by Everett Rogers in his textbook Diffusion of Innovations, where he provided a framework for evaluating the transfer and diffusion of IT.

The topics in this new book include:

- Improvisation and agility

- IT Support for nurturing core competencies

- Ontological/definitional issues relating to resilience

- Multi-level studies of resilience

- Barriers/enablers to resilience

- Resilience in federated/distributed/virtual organizations

This volume contains the edited proceedings of the Working Conference on the Transfer and Diffusion of IT for Organizational Resilience, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 (Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology), and held in Galway, Ireland in June of 2006. The material contained in this book represents current thinking on the topic of resilience by academics and leading practitioners.

Brian Donnellan is at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Tor J. Larsen is at the Norwegian School of Management, Oslo

Linda Levine is at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Janice I. DeGross is the managing editor of MIS Quarterly at the University of Minnesota, U.S.A.

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Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Donnellan
    • 1
  • Tor J. Larsen
    • 2
  • Linda Levine
    • 3
  • Janice I. DeGross
    • 4
  1. 1.National University of Ireland, GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2.Norwegian School of ManagementOsloNorway
  3. 3.Software Engineering InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  4. 4.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information International Federation for Information Processing 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-34409-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34410-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5736
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