A revealing insight into the issues surrounding information infrastructure implementation in large, global corporations. Case study material from six different international corporations -- AstraZeneca, IBM, Norsk Hydro, Roche, SKF, and Statoil -- shows a complex picture of implementation, and one that cannot be interpreted using current management thinking. The author suggests that the economics of standards and increasing returns be joined with the perspectives from the social studies of science and technology to provide the fundamentals for a fresh view of the management of IT in global corporations.... 117-18 goals 107, 113 implementation 114a17, 123 intellecmal origins 112a 14 IT and 11la 12 layout 107-8 opposing views 120a2 overview ... of 46-7 distribution, SKF 96-7 divisional orgamzation, SKF 89a90 divorce 47 document management: Astra Hassle 178. ... infrastrucmres 18, 56a7 Engels, Friedrich, historical materialism 215 engines, CRM 116, 121 environment 137-8 ERP packages 120anbsp;...
|Title||:||From Control to Drift|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press on Demand - 2001|