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Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems

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Advancements of information systems are rapidly altering both the economy and society. This progression of information creates operational and strategic advantages which is important to the success of organizations and firms. Approaches and Processes for Managing the Economics of Information Systems explores the value of information and its management by highlighting theoretical and empirical approaches in the economics of information systems. By providing insight into how information systems can generate economic value for businesses and consumers, this book is essential for professors, students, researchers, and developers of information systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Economics of Information and Systems
    1. Chapter 1: Information as Economic Good
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION AS AN ECONOMIC GOOD
      4. LEGAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL MEANS OF PROTECTION FOR INFORMATION GOODS
      5. PRICING AND PACKAGING OF INFORMATION GOODS
      6. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Costs of Information Services and Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. COST TERMINOLOGY AND CONFUSION
      4. THE SPECIFIC BUSINESS DECISION SHOULD DEFINE WHICH COSTS ARE RELEVANT AND WHICH ARE NOT
      5. TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP
      6. THE IMPLICATIONS OF INFORMATION SERVICES HAVING PUBLIC GOOD-LIKE CHARACTERISTICS
      7. PERISHABILITY OF SERVICES AND THE IMPLICATION FOR COSTS AND DECISIONS
      8. NETWORK EFFECTS
      9. BIG DATA
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 3: Measuring and Managing the Economics of Information Storage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MODEL OF AN INFORMATION STORAGE SYSTEM
      5. INFORMATION STORAGE MEASURES
      6. ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Business Value of IT/IS
    1. Chapter 4: Improving the Business Value of IS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. IT AND PRODUCTIVITY
      5. IT AND FIRM VALUE
      6. IT AND FIRM BOUNDARIES
      7. IT OUTSOURCING
      8. IT SUPPLY CHAIN
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Business Value of Information Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. IT INVESTMENTS AND FIRM PERFORMANCE
      4. 3. CONCLUSIONS OF POST-IMPLEMENTATION STUDIES ON IT
      5. 4. COMPONENTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
      6. 5. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: ICT Investments and Management for Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND OF THE PROPOSED TECHNIQUES
      4. THE PROPOSED MODEL-METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Valuation of Technology-Based Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD VALUATION
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 8: The Role of Value Networks in the Design of Mobile Platforms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: MOBILE VALUE NETWORKS
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. THE CASE OF APPLE iPHONE
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. IMPLICATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Information Security Economics and Consulting
    1. Chapter 9: Cost-Effectiveness of Security Measures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY MEASURES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Identifying the Business Value of Information Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN ACTIVITIES TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT TO BUSINESS NEEDS
      4. IDENTIFYING MAIN RATIONALE AND STAKEHOLDERS
      5. CAPTURING COSTS AND BENEFITS
      6. CALCULATING PERFORMANCE METRICS
      7. VALIDATING INVESTMENT RATIONALE
      8. PRESENTING INVESTMENT REQUEST
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 11: Unethical Information Security Behavior and Organizational Commitment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. HYPOTHESES
      6. METHOD
      7. DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Understanding Outsourcing of Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEVELOPMENT OF OUTSOURCING ANALYSYS: DEFINITIONS
      4. OUTSOURCING OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS: ITO AND BPO
      5. A MODEL FOR CATEGORIZING RESEARCH ON OUTSOURCING
      6. MAIN FINDINGS AND INSIGHTS FOR FUTURE WORK
      7. NEW PERSPECTIVES ON OUTSOURCING AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    5. Chapter 13: Are IT Outsource Engagements Offering the Expected Values and Benefits?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IT OUTSOURCING: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES
      4. RESEARCH
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 14: The Information Technology Audit
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE IT AUDIT PROCESS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Strategic Information Systems
    1. Chapter 15: Accelerating Knowledge Adoption
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND DATA COLLATION
      5. CASE ANALYSIS
      6. RESEARCH FINDING AND DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Performance Implications and Fit of Knowledge Management Strategy and Strategic Information Technology Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 17: Assessment of Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) Techniques from Requirement View
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: Information Quality on Yahoo! Answers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DOES ANSWER MULTIPLICATION IMPROVE ANSWER QUALITY? AND IF SO, HOW MANY ANSWERS ARE ENOUGH?
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Information Systems Change Management and Public Policy
    1. Chapter 19: Knowledge-Based Economic Growth from the Social Context of Information Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 20: An Empirical Analysis of Innovation Success Factors Due to ICT Use in Japanese Firms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITION OF INNOVATION
      4. HYPOTHESES ON THE INNOVATION PROCESS
      5. RESEARCH METHOD
      6. ANALYTICAL METHOD AND RESULTS OF ESTIMATIONS
      7. HYPOTHESIS AND MODELS FOR ESTIMATION
      8. OPEN INNOVATION, PARTNERS AND INFORMATION EXCHANGED
      9. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OPEN INNOVATION AND TYPES OF INFORMATION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 21: E-Banking in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. INTRODUCTION
      4. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN E-BANKING AND IT
      5. EVOLUTION OF THE PAYMENT SYSTEM IN INDIA
      6. THE PRESENT ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS SYSTEMS IN INDIA
      7. BANKS’ ACCESS TO CEPS
      8. RISKS IN THE PAYMENT SYSTEM
      9. ISSUES IN THE PAYMENT SYSTEM
      10. ADDRESSING RISKS AND LEGAL ISSUE
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 22: Innovation in Business Models of Banks in Europe
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND THE INTERNET IN BANKING: A REVIEW AND SOME PENDING ISSUES
      4. TOWARDS A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR IDENTIFYING BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION IN BANKING
      5. APPLYING THE FRAMEWORK TO TEST BUSINESS MODEL EVOLUTION IN THE BANKING SECTOR
      6. CONCLUDING REMARKS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors