Information Systems Strategic Management
An Integrated Approach
By Steve Clarke
Routledge – 2006 – 202 pages
This fully revised and updated second edition of Information Systems Strategic Management continues to provide an accessible yet critical analysis of the strategic aspects of information systems.
The second edition again covers the relevant practical and theoretical material of information systems, supported by extensive case studies, student activities, and problem scenarios. The ISS issues will be fully integrated into current thinking about corporate strategy, addressing the fact that a range of emerging strategic issues are often ill addressed in IS strategy books, which also fail to differentiate between IT, the application of technology, and IS, the participative, human-centred approaches to information and knowledge management.
Specific changes include
The focus on strategic issues and the integration of IT and IS issues ensures this text is ideal for MBA students studying MIS, as well as being suitable for MSC students in IS/IT.
"This is an excellent book that would be extremely useful for final level undergraduates studying Business or Information Systems. It would be highly valuable for MBA students and students specialising at masters' level in areas such as Management Information Systems. The book is clear and easy to read. It covers the mainstream areas very well, but also raises issues stemming from the human activity system stream of knowledge that are not covered in the majority of texts in this domain."
--Professor Brian Lehaney, Head of Knowledge and Information Management, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, Coventry University
"This edition of the book is straightforward, to the point and covers important topics, such as reasons for IS failures and security. It is written from both the business and the IS/IT points of view and provides vital guidance for anyone studying IS management or working in this area. Clarke provides readers with a coherent and practical strategic management guide which makes it truly 'integrated'!"
--Dr. Mahmood Shah, Information Systems Research Centre, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, UK
"This new edition of an established text is a great book, particularly as it has been written from the viewpoint of students who seek to learn how to address problems relating to strategy, information systems planning and information security.
This book will enable students to grasp, and more importantly, retain key information systems theoretical and practical precepts."
-- Dr. Ashish Dwivedi, Lecturer in Information Sciences, Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University Business School, University of Hull
Part 1: Strategic Management and Information Systems Part 2: Key Issues in the Strategic Management of Information Systems Part 3: Information Systems Strategic Management: Lessons for the Future