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Feral Information Systems Development

Book Description

Management invests in large information systems in order to improve the effectiveness of their organization. However, when these systems fail to meet the needs of organizational employees, feral information systems (FIS) are created in order to assist workers with their jobs or to avoid existing organizational information systems. Feral Information Systems Development: Managerial Implications seeks to accelerate the collective understandings and implications on the management of business organizations; with an emphasis on theoretical explanations on the development of feral information systems. This book is an essential reference work aimed at providing a more clearly defined and better informed starting point for researchers, consultants, and practitioners who are eager to advance both their practical applications and theoretical understandings of complex and challenging phenomena surrounding FISs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    3. EDITORS’ MOTIVATION FOR THE BOOK
    4. OVERALL FRAMEWORK
    5. CHAPTER OVERVIEWS
  7. Chapter 1: Feral Government?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: WORKFLOW TECHNOLOGIES AS A METAPHOR
    3. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: Feral Information Systems and Workarounds
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
  9. Chapter 3: Feral Systems as Institutional Phenomena
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Feral Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TIME AND DYNAMICS OF ERP COMMUNITIES
    4. FERAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ERPS
    5. THE TRANSPORT CASE STUDY
    6. DISCUSSION
  11. Chapter 5: Sensemaking as Feral Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PROBLEM STATEMENT
    3. SUMMARY–FIS AS SENSEMAKING
    4. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: Money
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. CASE STUDY 1
    4. CASE STUDY 2
    5. CASE STUDY ANALYSIS
    6. LESSONS LEARNED
    7. THE FUTURE
    8. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Motives for Feral Systems in Denmark
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. CASES AND ANALYSIS
    6. CASE 1: KITCHENCO
    7. CASE 2: ELECTROCO
    8. CASE 3: RETAILCO
    9. CASE 4: METALCO
    10. CASE 5: TURBINECO
    11. CASE 6: TEXCO
    12. LEARNING FROM THE COMPANIES
    13. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    14. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    15. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    16. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: What Drives the End User to Build a Feral Information System?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCHER BIAS
    4. END USERS IN THE TIME OF STEAM
    5. THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION
    6. STRUCTURATION THEORY
    7. LEBENSSTIL (LIFESTYLES)
    8. PARETO’S EFFICIENCY
    9. END USERS
    10. CASE STUDY
    11. PILOT STUDY PRELIMINARY RESULTS
    12. THEORY DEVELOPMENT
    13. FUTURE OF FERAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  15. Chapter 9: Understanding Feral IT Practices as Deviance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING FERAL IT PRACTICES
    4. PERSPECTIVES ON NON-COMPLIANCE
    5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: Participation in Social Networks as Feral Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PARTICIPATION IN ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Architectural Issues Related to Feral Information Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DISCUSSION
    4. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Feral Systems in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors
  21. Conclusion
    1. WHERE TO FROM HERE?
    2. PROPOSED RESEARCH PROGRAM
    3. SUMMARY