Emerging Systems Approaches in Information Technologies: Concepts, Theories, and Applications: Concepts, Theories, and Applications

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Paradice, David
IGI Global, Oct 31, 2009 - Computers - 420 pages

Through a systematic view of technologies, researchers are now finding it less complicated to examine, predict, and explain complex interactions between fields such as engineering and computer science.

Emerging Systems Approaches in Information Technologies: Concepts, Theories, and Applications presents innovative research findings utilizing the incorporation of the systems approach into fields such as systems engineering, computer science, and software engineering. Containing philosophical evaluations and issues related to complexity, this publication provides academicians, practitioners, and researchers with the first resource that fully emphasizes the integration of this approach.

 

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Contents

Toward an Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management of Complex ITIntensive Organizational Systems
1
A Question for Research
25
On the Study of Complexity in Information Systems
39
Importance of Systems Engineering in the Development of Information Systems
51
Towards a Wider Application of the Systems Approach in Information Systems and Software Engineering
67
Pluralism Realism and Truth
86
InformationAsSystem in Information Systems
99
An Analysis of the Imbursement of Currency in a DebtBased MoneyInformation System
119
Could the Work System Method Embrace Systems Concepts More Fully?
214
Information and Knowledge Perspectives in Systems Engineering and Management for Innovation and Productivity through Enterprise Resource Pla...
227
A Critical Systems View of PowerEthics Interactions in Information Systems Evaluation
257
Information Technology Industry Dynamics
274
Using a Systems Thinking Perspective to Construct and Apply an Evaluation Approach of TechnologyBased Information Systems
294
The Distribution of a Management Control System in an Organization
310
Making the Case for Critical Realism
329
Compilation of References
345

A Complex Adaptive Systems Based Enterprise Knowledge Sharing Model
137
A Conceptual Descriptive Comparative Study of Models and Standards of Processes in SE SwE and IT Disciplines Using the Theory of Systems
156
Integrating the Fragmented Pieces of IS Research Paradigms and Frameworks
182
SystemofSystems Cost Estimation
204
About the Contributors
385
Index
388
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David B. Paradice is a professor and chairman of the MIS Department at Florida State University. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in business administration (management information systems) from Texas Tech University. He has worked as a programmer analyst and consultant. Dr. Paradice has published numerous articles focusing on the use of computer-based systems in support of managerial problem formulation and on the influence of computer-based systems on ethical decision-making processes. His publications appear in the Journal of MIS, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Decision Sciences, Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Business Ethics, and other journals. [Editor]

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