Advanced Topics in Global Information Management

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M. Gordon Hunter, Felix B. Tan
IGI Global, Jan 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 371 pages
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Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is a series of books on advance topics in global information management (GIM). GIM research continues to progress, with some scholars pushing the boundaries of thinking and others challenging the status quo. Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 4 is a part of this series. In order to sustain any competitive advantage gained through the application of information technology, companies must continually seek improvement. They must employ environmental scanning techniques to determine what technology is available, be willing to adopt new information technology, and know what the competition is planning or doing. Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 4 addresses these important issues.

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Hunter is an Associate Professor in Information Systems in the Faculty of Management at The University of Lethbridge.

Dr. Felix B Tan is Professor of Information Systems and Associate Head, School of Computer and Information Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management. He is also the Vice President of Research for the Information Resources Management Association, the Asia-Pacific Representative on the Council of the Association for Information Systems, and the Editor of the ISWorld Net's EndNote Resources page. He has held visiting positions with the Department of Information Systems, National University of Singapore and Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario. Professor Tan is internationally known for his work in the global IT field. His current research interests are in business-IT alignment, electronic commerce, global information management, management of IT, national information policy issues and cognitive mapping/narrative methods. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly, Journal of Global Information Management, Journal of Information Technology as well as other journals and refereed conference proceedings. Professor Tan has over 20 years experience in information systems management and consulting with large multinationals, as well as University teaching and research in Singapore, Canada and New Zealand.

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