Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions

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Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2008 - Business & Economics - 428 pages

Continuous technological innovation amidst the increasing complexity of organizational structures and operations has created the need to achieve a new level of skillful performance and innovative procedures within the information resources management sector.

Best Practices and Conceptual Innovations in Information Resources Management: Utilizing Technologies to Enable Global Progressions provides authoritative insight into emerging developments in information resources management and how these technologies are shaping the way the world does business, creates policies, and advances organizational practices. With chapters delving into pertinent aspects of such disciplines as knowledge management, open source software, systems engineering, project management, and IT governance, this book offers audiences solutions for improved organizational functioning.


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A Systems Approach
Could the Work System Method Embrace Systems Concepts More Fully?
The Distribution of a Management Control System in an Organization
Examining the Implementation of Automated Performance Management Systems
Analysis of Lead System Integrator Engineering Activities
Mixing Soft Systems Methodology and UML in Business Process Modeling
An Exploration of Electronic Monitoring and Control in Practice
Information and Knowledge Perspectives in Systems Engineering and Management for Innovation and Productivity through Enterprise Resource Pla...
Testing an Integrated Model
Impact of Disruptive Innovation Strategy
Modeling CustomerRelated IT Diffusion
The Impact of Computer SelfEfficacy adn System Complexity on Acceptance of Information Technologies
Determining User Satisfaction fromt he Gaps in Skill Expectations Between IS Employees and their Managers
The Impact of Missing Skills on Learning and Project Performance
A Research Agenda for Investigating Open Source Software User Communities
Electronic Meeting Topic Effects

Stressing the Importance of Social Ties and Capital
A MetaAnalysis Comparing the Sunk Cost Effect for IT and NonIT Projects
ELearning Business Risk Management with Real Options
Mining Text with the PrototypeMatching Method
A Review of IS Research Activities and Outputs Using Pro Forma Abstracts

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Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (, and Executive Director and President of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of over twenty books in information technology management. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, the Journal of Cases on Information Technology, the Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals. [Editor]

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