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Examining the Informing View of Organization

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Understanding the organizational dimensions that surround information systems is essential for professionals involved in the field, ultimately improving upon organizational design and performance. Examining the Informing View of Organization: Applying Theoretical and Managerial Approaches will utilize relevant perspectives to enhance theory and practice in the information systems area. By providing a framework for the Informing View of Organization, this book is a valuable resource for academics in the field, as well as managers and professionals in information systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Foreword
    1. CONFUSING RIGOR WITH HABIT IN A COMPLEX WORLD
    2. SYNTHESIS AND THE IVO MODEL
  6. Preface
    1. ASSUMPTIONS BEHIND INFORMING VIEW OF ORGANIZATION
    2. INTENDED AUDIENCE
    3. PLAN OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BRIDGING THEORETICAL GULFS
    3. INTELLIGENCE IN THE TIME OF UNREASON
    4. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMING AGENTS
    5. THE SCOPE OF IVO
    6. INFORMATION SYSTEMS THEORY AND ORGANIZATION THEORY
    7. GOALS OF IVO
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  9. Chapter 2: Homo Informaticus
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HOMO INFORMATICUS AND COGNITIVE INFOPROCESSES
    4. HOMO INFORMATICUS CATEGORIES
    5. HOMO INFORMATICUS AS IS EVALUATOR
    6. HOMO INFORMATICUS AS IS DESIGNER
    7. SUMMARY
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ENDNOTES
    10. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 3: Groupomatics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GROUPS IN ORGANIZATIONS
    4. BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF GROUPS
    5. COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF GROUPS
    6. PERILS OF GROUP PERCEPTION AND THINKING
    7. GROUP SUPPORT SYSTEMS
    8. GROUP PRODUCTION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
    9. DISTRIBUTED GROUPS AND INFORMING AGENTS
    10. KEY ROLE OF COMMUNICATION
    11. COUPLING COMMUNICATION WITH COGNITIVE PROCESSES
    12. SUMMARY
    13. REFERENCES
    14. ENDNOTES
  11. Chapter 4: Infostructure
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT OF INFOSTRUCTURE
    4. DEFINING INFOSTRUCTURE
    5. INFORMAL STRUCTURE OR SOCIAL NETWORKS
    6. TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATION
    7. THE IVO APPROACH TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 5: Infoculture
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT OF INFOCULTURE
    4. DEFINING INFOCULTURE
    5. DIFFERENTIATING INFOCULTURES
    6. CATEGORIZING INFOCULTURES
    7. TAXONOMIES OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE
    8. TEAM INFOCULTURE
    9. KNOWLEDGE INFOCULTURE
    10. DYNAMICS OF INFOCULTURE: ADDING TECHNOLOGY TO C-D SPACE
    11. CASES OF INFOCULTURES
    12. INFOCULTURE ANALYSIS
    13. SUMMARY
    14. REFERENCES
    15. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 6: Infopolitics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE CONCEPT OF INFOPOLITICS
    4. DEFINING INFOPOLITICS
    5. MODALITIES OF INFOPOWER BASED ON RESOURCE PERSPECTIVE
    6. INFOPOWER BEYOND RESOURCE PERSPECTIVE
    7. AGENDAS AND BEHAVIORS OF INFOPOLITICS
    8. A CASE OF INFOPOLITICS
    9. SUMMARY
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 7: Infoprocess
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORIZING ON PROCESS
    4. CONCEPT OF INFOPROCESS
    5. PROCESS PERFORMANCE
    6. PROCESS-CENTERED ORGANIZATION
    7. ELECTRONIC ORGANIZATIONS
    8. PROCESS AND TIME
    9. SUMMARY
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ENDNOTES
  15. Chapter 8: Infoeconomics
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EFFICIENCY PUZZLE
    4. QUESTIONING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
    5. ASSESSING COSTS AND BENEFITS
    6. MATCHING COSTS AND BENEFITS
    7. EVOLUTION OF INFOECONOMICS
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 9: Information System Life Cycle
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MAPPING SYSTEM LIFE CYCLE
    4. CASE OF MEAGRE LIFE STYLE
    5. CONSTRUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE WORKINGS OF INFOPOLITICS
    6. RESURGENCE OF ADVERSARIAL INFOCULTURES
    7. DEEPENING CASE STUDIES WITH IVO
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
  17. Chapter 10: Conclusion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTRIBUTIONS OF INFORMING VIEW OF ORGANIZATION
    4. USING IVO IN RESEARCH
    5. USING IVO FOR MANAGEMENT
    6. LIMITATIONS AND THE ROAD AHEAD
    7. REFERENCES
  18. Glossary
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors