The Global Information Society

The Global Information Society

The Global Information Society

The Global Information Society

Synopsis

The Global Information Society Wendy Currie The last few decades have witnessed profound changes in the structure, culture, management and technology of organisations. Just as information technology offers both opportunities and threats to organisations, the Internet and its potential for electronic commerce poses fresh challenges. So far, much 'hype' surrounds the subject of electronic commerce, and its possibilities for leveraging business advantage. Whilst governments on both sides of the Atlantic urge companies to invest in Internet technology and develop e-business, past lessons from IT investment have often been disappointing. Likewise, the rapid growth of IT outsourcing in the 1980s and 1990s produced mixed results. Whereas some companies successfully reduced costs and improved their performance through outsourcing, others were permanently damaged as management failed to address important issues relating to the IT strategy and infrastructure. The Global Information Society addresses the phenomenon of the global information society in the context of market, technology, management practice, capabilities and skills, and the role of government. Designed for academics, practitioners and students, this book does not offer simple solutions to complex business problems. Instead, it critically evaluates models, frameworks, debates and observations relating to these five key themes within the global information society.

Excerpt

The information systems community has grown considerably since 1984, when we began publishing the Wiley Series in Information Systems. We are pleased to be a part of the growth of the field, and believe that this series of books is playing an important role in the intellectual development of the discipline. The primary objective of the series is to publish scholarly works that reflect the best of the research in the information systems community. We are specifically interested in those works that are relevant to the practice of IS. To this end, Wendy Currie's text, The Global Information Society, is an excellent example.

The book offers a detailed treatment of the major issues confronting individuals, organisations and society as we move into the next millennium. In her book, Professor Currie addresses the key issues facing the emergence of the global information society. She explores the role of government, business and the individual in the global information society; Internet commerce; new opportunities for business and commerce; globalisation, standardisation and interoperability; organisation, management and control; strategic management, outsourcing and re-engineering; developing new competencies, capabilities and skills; and managing the corporation of the next millennium. These are extremely important issues for the success of our society in the future and we welcome Professor Currie's insights on them. There is no doubt that this book should be of interest to practitioners and academics alike.

Rudy Hirschheim . . .

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