The Resource Beyond the IT productivity paradox, edited by Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester

Beyond the IT productivity paradox, edited by Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester

Label
Beyond the IT productivity paradox
Title
Beyond the IT productivity paradox
Statement of responsibility
edited by Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'IT Productivity Paradox' is the concept that, despite massive investment and resourcing by companies and organizations worldwide in their IT systems, there still seems to be little pay-off. Information systems can no longer be viewed as a support service for a business - information technology now has a lead role to play in the strategic planning processes of any organization. As we move further and further into a technology-based working environment, a critical question is how the value of IT can be measured and evaluated. This book brings together a group of the most eminent academic and practitioner thinkers in the area, to consolidate what we know about best IT evaluation practice in a comprehensive and integrated manner, and also provide new ways forward." "The key to understanding the productivity paradox is the methods of IT measurement used. Improved measurement can not only reveal the IT has often been more productive than is believed, but can also focus in on ways in which benefits can be improved across the IT systems life-cycle. Critical areas where improved assessment is essential include development, and better risk analysis; sourcing, including IT outsourcing; and infrastructure, including transforming an organization's IT architecture. The authors also take a look at stakeholder interests as a part of the overall evaluation process."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I55
LC item number
B496 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willcocks, Leslie
  • Lester, Stephanie
Series statement
Wiley series in information systems
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Industrial productivity
  • Technologie de l'information
  • Productivité
  • Industrial productivity
  • Information technology
  • Productivité
  • Technologie de l'information
Label
Beyond the IT productivity paradox, edited by Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information technology: transformer or sink hole? / Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester -- Is there a productivity paradox?. Paradox lost? firm-level evidence on the returns to information systems spending / Eric Brynjolfsson and Lorin Hitt -- In search of information technology productivity: assessment issues / Leslie Willcocks and Stephanie Lester -- Benchmarking organizational and IT performance / M.C. Augustus van Nievelt -- IT investment appraisal. Information systems/technology evaluation practices: evidence from UK organizations / Joan A. Ballantine, Robert D. Galliers and Stephanie J. Stray -- Evaluation of information technology investments: business as usual? / Philip L. Powell -- Evaluating investments in IT: findings and a framework / Barbara Farbey, Frank Land and David Targett -- Managing information technology resources as a value centre: the leadership challenge / N. Venkatraman -- Development, sourcing and infrastructure. Risk assessment and management practices in software development / Janne Ropponen -- IT projects and assessment: applying benefits funding at the California Franchise Tax Board / Valerie A. Graeser and Leslie P. Willcocks -- To outsource IT or not? research on economics and evaluation practice / Leslie P. Willcocks, Guy Fitzgerald and Mary Lacity -- Four views of IT infrastructure: implications for IT investments / Peter Weill and Marianne Broadbent -- Towards interpretive approaches. Interpretive evaluation design for information systems / Geoff Walsham -- Evaluation of information systems: a critical assessment / Rudy Hirschheim and Steve Smithson
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780471986928
Lccn
98036047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39485123
  • (OCoLC)ocm39485123
Label
Beyond the IT productivity paradox, edited by Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information technology: transformer or sink hole? / Leslie P. Willcocks and Stephanie Lester -- Is there a productivity paradox?. Paradox lost? firm-level evidence on the returns to information systems spending / Eric Brynjolfsson and Lorin Hitt -- In search of information technology productivity: assessment issues / Leslie Willcocks and Stephanie Lester -- Benchmarking organizational and IT performance / M.C. Augustus van Nievelt -- IT investment appraisal. Information systems/technology evaluation practices: evidence from UK organizations / Joan A. Ballantine, Robert D. Galliers and Stephanie J. Stray -- Evaluation of information technology investments: business as usual? / Philip L. Powell -- Evaluating investments in IT: findings and a framework / Barbara Farbey, Frank Land and David Targett -- Managing information technology resources as a value centre: the leadership challenge / N. Venkatraman -- Development, sourcing and infrastructure. Risk assessment and management practices in software development / Janne Ropponen -- IT projects and assessment: applying benefits funding at the California Franchise Tax Board / Valerie A. Graeser and Leslie P. Willcocks -- To outsource IT or not? research on economics and evaluation practice / Leslie P. Willcocks, Guy Fitzgerald and Mary Lacity -- Four views of IT infrastructure: implications for IT investments / Peter Weill and Marianne Broadbent -- Towards interpretive approaches. Interpretive evaluation design for information systems / Geoff Walsham -- Evaluation of information systems: a critical assessment / Rudy Hirschheim and Steve Smithson
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780471986928
Lccn
98036047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39485123
  • (OCoLC)ocm39485123

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