It represents a contemporary reflection of experiences where the contributors expose, analyse and articulate the diversity and uncertainty of alternative and adaptive futures for BITM.
SECTION ONE: RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGIES
Adaptability and Flexibility in IS Development; G.Fitzgerald
Planning Activities: Lessons for IS Development; C.Adams
New Light through Old Windows: the Interpretative Foundations of the CSF Concept and Method; T.Butler and Brian Fitzgerald
Uncovering the Assumptions Behind IS Methodologies: Implications for Research and Practice; N.Russo and E.Stolterman
SECTION TWO: STRATEGIC AND GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
Experiences of Strategic Information Systems Planning: Evoking Change from within an IT Department; D.Wainwright
Global Electronic Commerce: Business to Business; N.Nahar
Content Characteristics of Formal IT Strategy as Implementation Predictors; P.Gottschalk
Sustaining Strategic Advantage in the Information Age; G.Hidding and J.Williams
SECTION THREE: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND LEARNING ORGANISATION
Knowledge Management; from an IT Perspective; D.Dunn and M.Fretwell
The Process of Knowledge Harvesting: the Key to Knowledge Management; C.Snyder and L.Wilson
An Ontological Approach for Integrating Enterprise: Requirements and Systems Knowledge; V.Papaioannou and B.Theodoulidis
Towards a Contingency View of Infrastructure and Knowledge: An Exploratory Study; C.Ciborra and O.Hanseth
SECTION FOUR: INTERNET AND INTRANET COMMERCE
Aligning the On-Line Organisation: with What, How and Why?; J.Burn
Economics of Content Provision on the Internet; C.Loebbecke
Corporate Intranets: Just Another IT System?; J. Callaghan
Consumers in Swiss Online Grocery Shops; P.Sieber
SECTION FIVE: THE MILLENNIUM, ORGANISATIONS AND "HUMPTY DUMPTY"
The Millennium Problem: An Interesting Case of IS Failure; P.Beynon-Davies
IS/IT Outsourcing; R.Hackney and Martin Hancox
The Influence of Legacy IS on BPR Strategies; B.Light and C.Holland
BITM; Alternative and Adaptive Futures; M.Stubbs, G.Griffiths and D.Tucker
RAY HACKNEY is the Director of BIT research within Manchester Metropolitan University. He has contributed to numerous national and international conferences and journals and is currently serving on the Board of the UK Academy for Information Systems.
DENNIS DUNN is the Head of BIT within Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests are within organisational analysis, knowledge management and learning organisations. He is currently associated with Lancaster University (UK) in developing innovative frameworks for BITM.
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