Designing Organizational Systems: An Interdisciplinary Discourse

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Richard Baskerville, Marco De Marco, Paolo Spagnoletti
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 2, 2012 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
This book is dedicated to the memory of Professor Alessandro (Sandro) D'Atri, who passed away in April 2011. Professor D'Atri started his career as a brilliant scholar interested in theoretical computer science, databases and, more generally information processing systems. He journeyed far in various applications, such as human-computer interaction, human factors, ultimately arriving at business information systems and business organisation after more than 20 years of researc hbased on "problem solving". Professor D'Atri pursued the development of an interdisciplinary culture in which social sciences, systems design and human sciences are mutually integrated. Rather than retrospection, this book is aimed to advance in these directions and to stimulate a debate about the potential of design research in the field of information systems and organisation studies with an interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter has been selected by the Editorial Board following a double blind peer review process. The general criteria of privileging the variety of topics and the design science orientation and/or empirical works in which a design research approach is adopted to solve various field problems in the management area. In addition several chapters contribute to the meta-discourse on design science research.

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1 The Contributions of Alessandro DAtri to Organization and Information Systems Studies
Part IDesign Science Research Principlesand Methods
Part IIDesign and Evaluation of IT Artifacts
Part IIIDesign and Evaluation of OrganizationalPractices
Part IVDesign and Evaluation of ManagerialStrategies

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Richard Baskerville is a Board of Advisors Professor of Information Systems (IS) at Georgia State University. His research regards security of IS, methods of IS design and development, and the interaction of IS and organizations. He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a Ph.D. from The London School of Economics, University of London. He is the outgoing Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Information Systems and member of the Editor panel.

Marco De Marco - after having served 30 years at the Catholic University of Milan up to the top of the academic career - today is full professor of Organization and Information Systems at the Guglielmo Marconi University in Rome. Marco De Marco is the author of five books that discuss the development of information systems, the computer industry, and the impact of technology on organizations, as well as the writer of several articles and essays. He is also a member of the editorial board of a number of journals His major interests are systems development, e-government, programme evaluation, banking information systems, IT and Organizations. For his contribution to the discipline he received in 2010 the award of AIS Fellow.

Paolo Spagnoletti is assistant professor of Business Information Systems at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy. He coordinates the Research Center on Information Systems of LUISS. He holds a Ph.D. from LUISS University, a Master degree in Business Engineering from Tor Vergata University and a M.Sc. degree in Engineering from La Sapienza University. He has been visiting fellow at the London School of Economics (UK), Georgia State University (USA) and INRIA-Loria (FR).