From Control to Drift

From Control to Drift

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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 114a€”17, 123 intellecmal origins 112a€” 14 IT and 11la€” 12 layout 107-8 opposing views 120a€”2 overview ... of 46-7 distribution, SKF 96-7 divisional orgamzation, SKF 89a€”90 divorce 47 document management: Astra Hassle 178. ... infrastrucmres 18, 56a€”7 Engels, Friedrich, historical materialism 215 engines, CRM 116, 121 environment 137-8 ERP packages 120anbsp;...

Title:From Control to Drift
Author:Claudio Ciborra
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2001


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