Readership: Academics and postgraduate students within the fields of information technology, organization studies, the social impact of information systems, and development studies.
Chrisanthi Avgerou, Lecturer in Information Systems, London School of Economics
Review(s) from previous edition"'By situating her inquiry at the intersection of global technical capacities and development shortcomings, Avgerou raises the ante on both subjects. Her approach does not give us easy answers but it does detect unexpected possibilities. A great book!' - Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, and Editor of 'Global Networks, Linked Cities'
"7 the book represents a compelling and important work. The theoretical perspective it offers to the academic field of information systems is a refreshing challenge in a literature that has been too heavily populated by unambitious analyses of small problems using narrow frameworks. While the text is aggressive in scope - as indeed it must be, considering the problems it entertains - it is not diffuse. The ideas in it are drawn tightly together by a strong and consistent logical thread .the book should certainly grace the shelves of all researchers with genuine interest in information technology innovation and organizational transformation.'" - Information Technology and People
1.: The Institutional Nature of ICT and Organizational Change
2.: The Socio-technical Nature of Information Systems Innovation
3.: Multiple Situated Rationalities
4.: The Global, the Local, and the Disembedded
Part II: Insights from Case Studies
5.: Pemex — Transforming a National Company
6.: IKA — Striving to Modernize a State Bureaucracy
7.: An Experiment of Flexible Specialization in Cyprus
8.: Medical Drug Utilization Information Systems in the United States and Europe
9.: The Nature and Significance of Global Diversity for Information Systems