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Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the Digital Economy Hardcover – February 7, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0471705222 ISBN-10: 0471705225 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (February 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471705225
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471705222
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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 Café, a simulated high-tech restaurant in Shanghai.

About the Author

Dr. Efraim Turban obtained his MBA and Ph.D. degrees form the University of California, Berkeley. His industry experience includes eight years as an industrial engineer, three of which were spent at General Electric Transformers Plant in Oakland, California. He also has extensive consulting experience to small and large corporations as well as to governments. In his over thirty years of teaching, professor Turban has served as Chaired Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and University of Science and Technology, in Hong Kong. He has also taught at UCLA; USC; Simon Fraser University; Lehigh University; California State University; Long Beach; and Florida International University. Dr. Turban was a co-recipient of the 1984/85 National Management Science Award (Artificial Intelligence in Management),. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly and Creative Achievement Award at California State University, Long Beach. Professor Turban is currently on the faculty of City University of Hong Kong, Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Business Administration. Professor Turban's current major interest is electronic commerce, strategy, and implementation. Dr. Ephraim McLean obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Cornell University in 1958. After brief service in the U.S. Army Ordinance Corps, he worked for Proctor & Gamble Co. for seven years, first in manufacturing management and later as a computer systems analyst. In 1965, he left P&G and entered the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, obtaining his master's degree in 1967 and his doctorate in 1970. While at MIT, he began an interest in application of computer technology to medicine, working on his dissertation at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. While there, he was instrumental in developing the Lahey Clinic Automated Medical History System. During the same period, he served as an instructor at MIT and also assisted in the preparation of the books The Impact of Computers on Management (MIT Press, 1967); The Impact of Computers on Collective Bargaining (MIT Press, 1969); and Computers in Knowledge-Based Fields (MIT Press, 1970). Dr. McLean left MIT and joined the faculty of the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the winter of 1970. He was the founding Director of the Information Systems Research Program and the first Chairman of the Information Systems area, both within the Anderson Graduate School of Management. In fall 1987, he was named to the George E. Smith Eminent Scholar's Chair at the College of Business Administration at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. James C. Wetherbe is Stevenson Chair of Information technology at Texas Tech University as well as Professor of MIS at the University of Minnesota where he directed the MIS Research Center for 20 years. He is internationally known as a dynamic and entertaining speaker, author, and leading authority on the use of computers and information systems to improve organizational performance and competitiveness. He is particularly appreciated for his ability to explain complex technology in straightforward, practical terms that can be strategically applied by both executives and general management. Dr. Wetherbe is the author of 18 highly regarded books and is quoted often in leading business and information systems journals. He has also authored over 200 articles, was ranked by InformationWEEK as one of the top dozen information technology consultants, and is the first recipient of the MIS Quarterly Distinguished Scholar Award. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Memphis, where he was FedEx Professor and Director of the Center for Cycle Time Research, and the University of Houston. Dr. Wetherbe received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech Unviersity. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on October 18, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The book suffers from an over-abundance of references. Let me be clear that I can appreciate it when an author cites references, but when this is done too frequently and directly in the text, it breaks up the flow and makes the reading more tedious and un-interesting. So that you understand what I am talking about, consider that the author often cites independent studies. Sounds good, but I would be happy enough to hear about the results of the study rather than be forced to read detailed information about its authors, co-authors and dates of the study directly in-line with the text. This is how the text SHOULD read: "A recent study concluded that bla, bla, bla." The study could be referenced with a numbered footnote. Instead, this author might use: "In a study conducted by Anderson et al.(2002); Smith and Rupp, 2002; and Zhu and Kraemer, 2002; (see also Appendix 2A in this book) it was shown that bla, bla, bla." After reading the first 10 chapters, I actually began to count these endless references and taking chapter 10 as an example, there are approximately 114 instances of another author being referenced by name and publication date directly in the flow of the text! I am not kidding. The reader begins to get the feeling that nothing in the book actually came from its author(s) but from the other 114 dutifully cited references. Although this is certainly not the case, I cannot overstate the degree to which this becomes distracting and makes the text read somewhat like a legal brief! Most authors use a small superscripted number to refer to either a footnote or a bibliography, but that is not this author's style and the book is definitely the worse for it. An additional un-numbered reference section, typically spanning several pages, is also found at the end of each chapter!Read more ›
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tara Mishra on December 4, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book as requirement for an MIS class. The book has good graphics, but the authors have tried to cram in a lot of information. As a result, things have'nt been explained systematically. One has to move to a later chapter to look for things discussed earlier. The quality of writing leaves much to be desired. In a nutshell, the book is only ordinary. It is much like a glossy story book for children, certainly not worth the price.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Richard K. Min on August 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the best book in IT Management (for upper level undergraduage or graduate level course). I have found that the book has been very updated in the pace of the current trend, and is providing one of the best and balanced treatment (for very broad field, but with fairly in-depth coverages in each critical area of IS and IT management) with the solid managerial and profound organizational groundwork. Some of the chapters that I enjoy reading is Ch.3 (Strategic Information Systems), Ch.4 (Business Process Reengineering and Information Technology), Ch.6 (Electronic Commerce), and especially Ch.12 and Ch.13 (Planning for Information Technology and Systems, Information Technology Economics) for Managing IT. My appraisal about this book is its well-balanced and insightful critiques (to rescue and enpower many of the simple and naive, or stubborn, from many of the crafty propaganda, illustions and deceptions of today's "rise-and-die-quick" empty promises and sales pictchs in this field). This is one of the main reason that I have adopted this book for my students.
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This book was part of the reading list for my It University studies (Copenhagen). I was much surprised to open the very large book and find, that is is much more a high school level textbook, than an acedemic book. I does introduce a large number of it-vocabulary terms, both concerning it-managemet and it-governance; but this I could have found just as easy, and cheaper, on wikipedia. Not a great fan of this book, sorry.
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