IT in Business: A Manager's Casebook

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David Targett, David J. Grimshaw, Philip Powell
Routledge, 1999 - Business & Economics - 318 pages
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'IT in Business: A Manager's Casebook' examines the impact of new IT initiatives from the business angle. The case material is derived from the year's best research projects from three leading UK Business Schools - Bath, Cranfield and Warwick.

This incisive exploration of managing processes in IT companies is essential reading for IT managers in 'end-user' businesses who have to deliver strong business benefits from IT. In a climate of rapid and continual change, such contemporary information is invaluable.

'IT in Business: A Manager's Casebook' tackles managerial issues using specific case studies such as Tesco, Johnsons News Limited and the Department of Health to illustrate these points.

David Targett is the Professor of Information Management at Imperial College Management School, University of London. For eight years, 1990-98, he was the Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Centre for Research into Strategic Information Systems (CRSIS) at the University of Bath. Previously, he was at the London Business School and before becoming an academic he was an industrial engineer in the motor industry.

David Grimshaw is Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at Cranfield School of Management and was previously at the University of Leeds and Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. He has wide teaching experience and has taught in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Portugal, Russia and Singapore. He has ten years' practical experience in information systems and as an independent consultant has advised many companies on strategic information systems planning and on geographical information systems.

Philip Powell is Professor of Information Systems at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Prior to this he was Reader in Information Systems and ICAEW Academic Fellow in the Operational Research and Systems Group, and Director of the Information Systems Research Unit at Warwick Business School. Before becoming an academic he worked in insurance, accounting and computing. He has taught in Southampton, Australia and Portugal and held a number of other posts overseas.

Includes projects from three of the leading business schools - Bath, Cranfield, and Warwick
Full of case studies from organizations such as Amtrak and Unilever
Provides up-to-the-minute information on what real-life developments and initiatives that are developing in this area

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Part OneCompetition and BusinessImpact
Part Two Information Systems Planning
Part Three Managing the IS Resource
Part Four Communications and Information

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David J. Grimshaw formerly Head of the New Technologies International Programme at Practical Action, is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department for International Development, and a Visiting Professor in Information and Communications Technology for Development at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Philip A. Powell is currently a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Economics at Sheffield University, UK, working on a project investigating the role of empathy in digital interactions. He recently completed his doctoral studies in Psychology at the aforementioned institution, with a thesis that explored the phenomenon of self-disgust in the context of depression. His expanding research interests center primarily on emotion, psychological well-being, and the relations that exist between the two.

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