Business, Information Technology and Society

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Contents
List of figuresviii
List of tablesix
List of case studiesx
List of boxesxi
List of exercisesxiii
Introductionxv
Acknowledgementsxviii
PART IThe environment of computing1
1The environment of computing: a systems approach3
Topics3
Business and information technology3
Information systems4
Systems thinking10
Systems analysis14
Technical systems: hardware and software19
Social systems33
Technology and social systems34
Recommended reading36
2The IT industry and the information economy37
Topics37
A complex industry38
The global information matrix59
Information economics62
A new industrial revolution?68
Defining and measuring the information economy73
IT and employment74
Recommended reading77

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures viii
  • Tables ix
  • Case Studies x
  • Boxes xi
  • Exercises xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Acknowledgements xviii
  • Part I - The Environment of Computing 1
  • 1 - The Environment of Computing 3
  • Recommended Reading 36
  • 2 - The It Industry and the Information Economy 37
  • Recommended Reading 77
  • 3 - Government, Globalization and Information Technology 78
  • 4 - Regulating Computing 105
  • Part II - The Workplace and It 135
  • 5 - It and Organizations 137
  • 6 - It and Jobs 174
  • Part III - It and the Environment 203
  • 7 - It and Society 205
  • Glossary 230
  • On-Line Resources 239
  • Bibliography 241
  • Index 249
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