Readership: Academic: Management and social science academics and students of IT strategy and organization;
Practitioner: Senior managers concerned with IT and strategy issues.
Edited by Brian P. Bloomfield, Professor of Management Information Systems, The Management School, Lancaster University, Rod Coombs, Professor of Technology Management, Manchester School of Management, UMIST, David Knights, Professor, School of Management, University of Keele, and Dale Littler, Professor of Marketing, Manchester School of Management, UMIST
"At the time of writing the volume is only available in hardback. This is unfortunate ... because it is a volume that would be a valuable addition of the bookshelves of anyone interested in understanding and advancing debates in organizational behaviour, information systems, strategic and marketing management, and social theory." - Martin Brigham, Warwick Business School, ITP, 11,2
1: Introduction: The Problematic of IT and Organization (Brian P. Bloomfield, Rod Coombs, David Knights, and Dale Littler
Part I: Strategies and Markets
David Knights, Faith Noble, and Hugh Willmott: 2: 'We Should be Total Slaves to the Business': Aligning IT and Strategy - Issues and Evidence
David Knights and Fergus Murray: 3: Markets, Managers, and Messages: Managing Information Systems in Financial Services
Dominic Wilson, Dale Littler, and Margaret Bruce: 4: Paradigm Thinking and Strategy Development: Marketing Strategy in IT Sectors
Part II: Integrating Technology and Organization
Brian P. Bloomfield and Theo Vurdubakis: 5: Paper Traces: Inscribing Organizations and IT
Brian P. Bloomfield and Rod Coombs: 6: Doctors as Managers: Constructing Systems and Users in the NHS
Part III: Networks
David Knights, Fergus Murray, and Hugh Willmott: 7: Networking as Knowledge Work: A Study of Strategic Interorganizational Development in the Financial Service Industry
Fergus Murray and Hugh Willmott: 8: Putting IT in its Place: Towards Flexible Integration in the Network Age?