Emerging Systems Approaches in Information Technologies: Concepts, Theories and Applications, 1st Edition

  • David Paradice Texas A&M University
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  • ISBN-10: 1605669776
  • ISBN-13: 9781605669779
  • DDC: 620.001171
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 341 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Through a systematic view of technologies, researchers are now finding it less complicated to examine, predict, and explain complex interactions between fields such as engineering and computer science. Emerging Systems Approaches in Information Technologies: Concepts, Theories, and Applications presents innovative research findings utilizing the incorporation of the systems approach into fields such as systems engineering, computer science, and software engineering. Containing philosophical evaluations and issues related to complexity, this publication provides academicians, practitioners, and researchers with the first resource that fully emphasizes the integration of this approach.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Toward an Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management of Complex IT-Intensive Organizational Systems: A Systems View.
2: A Question for Research: Do We Mean Information Systems or Systems of Information?.
3: On the Study of Complexity in Information Systems.
4: Importance of Systems Engineering in the Development of Information Systems.
5: Towards a Wider Application of the Systems Approach in Information Systems and Software Engineering.
6: Pluralism, Realism, and Truth: The Keys to Knowledge in Information Systems Research.
7: Information-as-System in Information Systems: A Systems Thinking Perspective.
8: An Analysis of the Imbursement of Currency in a Debt-Based Money-Information System.
9: A Complex Adaptive Systems-Based Enterprise Knowledge Sharing Model.
10: A Conceptual Descriptive-Comparative Study of Models and Standards of Processes in SE, SwE, and IT Disciplines Using the Theory of Systems.
11: Integrating the Fragmented Pieces of IS Research Paradigms and Frameworks: A Systems Approach.
12: System-of-Systems Cost Estimation: Analysis of Lead System Integrator Engineering Activities.
13: Could the Work System Method Embrace Systems Concepts More Fully?.
14: Information and Knowledge Perspectives in Systems Engineering and Management for Innovation and Productivity through Enterprise Resource Planning.
15: A Critical Systems View of Power-Ethics Interactions in Information Systems Evaluation.
16: Information Technology Industry Dynamics: Impact of Disruptive Innovation Strategy.
17: Using a Systems Thinking Perspective to Construct and Apply an Evaluation Approach of Technology - Based Information Systems.
18: The Distribution of a Management Control System in an Organization.
19: Making the Case for Critical Realism: Examining the Implementation of Automated Performance Management Systems.
20: Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.