The Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education

TC3 WG3.4 International Conference on the Place of Information Technology in Management and Business Education 8–12th July 1996, Melbourne, Australia

  • Ben-Zion Barta
  • Arthur Tatnall
  • Peter Juliff
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. S. K. Th. Boersma, R. A. Stegwee
    Pages 16-26
  3. Stephen Burgess, Arthur Tatnall
    Pages 35-42
  4. Feng Shan, Cai Jun, Li Tong
    Pages 47-52
  5. Chieko Hashimoto, Yoichi Murakami, Tsurayuki Kado
    Pages 69-75
  6. D. R. Lawrence, H. U. Shah, P. A. Golder
    Pages 118-127

About this book

Introduction

The power of modern information systems and information technology (lSIIT) offers new opportunities to rethink, at the broadest levels, existing business strategies, approaches and practices. Over the past decade, IT has opened up new business opportunities, led to the development of new strategic IS and challenged all managers and users of ISIIT to devise new ways to make better use of information. Yet this era which began with much confidence and optimism is now suffering under a legacy of systems that are increasingly failing to meet business needs, and lasting fixes are proving costly and difficult to implement. General management is experiencing a crisis of confidence in their IS functions and in the chiefinformation systems officers who lead them (Earl and Feeney, 1994:11). The concern for chief executive officers is that they are confronting a situation that is seemingly out of control. They are asking, 'What is the best way to rein in these problems and effectively assess IS performance? Further, how can we be certain that IS is adequately adding value to the organisational bottom line?' On the other hand, IS executives and professionals who are responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the organisation's systems are worried about the preparedness of general managers to cope with the growth in new technologies and systems. They see IT having a polarising effect on general managers; it either bedazzles or frightens them (Davenport, 1994: 119).

Keywords

Information Technology (IT) computer information system management organization simulation software engineering technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ben-Zion Barta
    • 1
  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 2
  • Peter Juliff
    • 3
  1. 1.Ministry of Education, Culture and SportHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Victoria University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35089-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6193-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35089-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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