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Medical Drug Utilization Information Systems in the United States and Europe

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines information systems for the use of medical drugs, known as drug utilization systems, also referred to as prescription systems in the UK. Since the 1980s, information systems in ... More


Pemex—Transforming a National Company

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter studies the efforts of Pemex, the Mexican oil corporation, to develop effective information systems over the past four decades. The information systems innovation processes are discussed ... More


Concluding Thoughts

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and argues that information is indeed important, not only in a certain organization, but to the whole of society. It is openly ... More


An Experiment of Flexible Specialization in Cyprus

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines a ten-year effort to reform the furniture manufacturing sector of Cyprus, according to the industrial model of flexible specialization. The reform initiative involved the ... More


Dynamic Decision Theory and Probabilistic Information Processing

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews ideas and work done or in progress which seem to indicate where basic research on human decision processes is going. These ideas have two closely related foci: dynamic decision ... More


The geographical underpinning of society and its radical transition *

David Rhind

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Maps and mapping are the manifestation of geography for the great bulk of the population. These play a key role in society and underpin many functions of the state. The situation is particularly ... More


The Global, the Local, and the Disembedded

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter traces the root of diversity confronting information systems innovation in the unfolding processes of globalization. It starts from the concept of globalization as the shrinking of time ... More


Invitation

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter discusses the main theme of this book, namely the redefinition of the agenda of information systems design, development, and management. It suggests that the information systems field — ... More


Bricolage

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter argues that behind the enactment of strategic applications of ICT there are mundane modes of operation, such as bricolage, improvisation, or hacking. The bubbling up of new ideas from ... More


Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This textbook provides an accessible theoretical analysis of the organizational impact of information technologies. It seeks to examine and comment upon the myriad ways in which actors, ... More


Internet-Based Information Systems in the Not-for-Profit Sector

Alnoor Bhimani

in Management Accounting in the Digital Economy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199260386
eISBN:
9780191601231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260389.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines Internet-based information systems for not-for-profit organisations (NPOs). The information system requirements of special non-economic objectives are discussed. It is shown ... More


The Case Studies

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents case studies on project management in the banking, insurance, and credit card sectors, focusing on four main types of projects: large-scale branch automation systems, ... More


Doctors as Managers: Constructing Systems and Users in the National Health Service

Brian P. Bloomfield, Rod Coombs, Jenny Owen, and Paul Taylor

in Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289395
eISBN:
9780191684692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter analyzes a series of events in the design and development of information systems in the National Health Service (NHS). The argument consists of three parts. Section two presents a brief ... More


Accountability and Systems Success

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter explores the linkages between accountability and information systems, returning to an example of oil management systems in refineries. It explores in some detail the importance attached ... More


Managing Knowledge

George S. Yip and Audrey J. M. Bink

in Managing Global Customers: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199229833
eISBN:
9780191696374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229833.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, International Business

Knowledge provides a major competitive advantage. Keeping track of knowledge is particularly hard for global accounts, given the geographic nature of this beast. Having larger and more geographically ... More


The Conceptual Basis of Information Systems: Modelling the World

Simon Lilley, Geoffrey Lightfoot, and Paulo Amaral M. N.

in Representing Organization: Knowledge, Management, and the Information Age

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775416
eISBN:
9780191695360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775416.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the roots of systems theory as well as its current role in the models that make up the core of many modern managerial information systems. Such models present a world that is ... More


The Information-Processing Approach

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter deals with the information-processing account of Fred Dretske, an account that combines the representational aspect of mental content and the teleological interpretation of its cognitive ... More


Information Technology Investments: Dealing Effectively With Strategic Uncertainty Through Scenario Analysis

Eric K. Clemons

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

One of the reasons for investing in costly information systems projects is to exploit strategic opportunities. This chapter presents a mechanism for determining which contingencies to prepare for, ... More


Information for planning

Andrew Green

in An Introduction to Health Planning for Developing Health Systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198571346
eISBN:
9780191724138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571346.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter introduces a number of issues in the area of information. It discusses in general terms a number of characteristics of information. It then turns to the information systems that provide ... More


Competing Through Information Privacy

Yolande Chan

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.35-chapter-17
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how privacy issues affect the contemporary management of information and information systems. It discusses privacy as an IT alignment issue, information privacy strategy, and ... More


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