From the senior management to the clerical and support group levels, this study addresses the possible pitfalls and triumphs of implementing information technology (IT) into organizations in terms of organizational strategies, structures, and communication methods. Issues of human-computer interaction, ethics, privacy, and security are raised to help facilitate a sociopragmatic and constuctivist understanding of IT culture.
IT influence is being felt throughout modern organizations, from the senior management level to various clerical and support group levels. As IT has grown in sophistication along a broad range of technical aspects and features, organizational personnel have witnessed changes in organizational life and ways of doing business that have transformed their thinking about what it means to contribute effectively and efficiently to the well-being of their organizations. IT has influenced organizational strategy making, has altered organizational structures and cultures, has reshaped organizational communication and learning and has changed management thinking about organizational design. Computing Information Technology: The Human Side addresses both the pitfalls and triumphs of implementing information technology into organizations.
About the Editor
Steven Gordon is an associate professor of information systems and technology at Babson College, USA. He is a co-author of the textbook Information Systems: A Management Approach. Dr. Gordon’s research and consulting interests focus on two areas: organizational structure for the delivery of information technology services and e-commerce in the financial service industry. His research appears in the Communications of the ACM, Information & Management, Journal of Global Information Management, Information Systems Management, the International Journal of Service Industry Management, and other academic journals. He is a global associate editor of the Journal of Information Technology Cases and Applications and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of End User Computing.