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The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Reilience addresses the challenges faced by many organizations today as they strive to be resilient in a turbulent economic and political environment. Resilience is considered in the context of the ideas provided by Everett Rogers in his textbook Diffusion of Innovations, where he provided a framework for evaluating the transfer and diffusion of IT. The topics in this new book include: - Improvisation and agility - IT Support for nurturing core competencies - Ontological/definitional issues relating to resilience - Multi-level studies of resilience - Barriers/enablers to resilience - Resilience in federated/distributed/virtual organizations This volume contains the edited proceedings of the Working Conference on the Transfer and Diffusion of IT for Organizational Resilience, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 (Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology), and held in Galway, Ireland in June of 2006. The material contained in this book represents current thinking on the topic of resilience by academics and leading practitioners.
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Networks.- Complex Network-Based Information Systems (CNIS) Standards: Toward an Adoption Model.- Knowledge Exchange in Electronic Networks of Practice: Toward a Conceptual Framework.- The Impacts of Information Technology and Managerial Proactiveness in Building Net-Enabled Organizational Resilience.- IT Adoption and Diffusion.- The Role of Value Compatibility in Information Technology Adoption.- The Politics of Information and Communication Technology Diffusion: A Case Study in a UK Primary Health Care Trust.- Product Development Cases.- Leveraging Information Technology for Organizational Resilience in Design of Complex Products: A Case Study.- An Integral Approach to Information Technology Diffusion: Innovation in the Product Life Cycles of a Large Technology Company.- The Development of a Knowledge Framework Through Innovation Between an SME and a Multinational Corporation.- Strategic Perspectives.- Ten Strategies for Successful Distributed Development.- Improvisation as Strategy: Building an Information Technology Capability.- The challenge of Managing Knowledge in Innovative Organizations: Internal Versus External Knowledge Acquisition.- Resilience and Competitive Advantage.- Resilience as a Source of Competitive Advantage for Small Information Technology Companies.- Analysis of Outsourcing and the Impact on Business Resilience.- The Wizard of Oz: Instilling a Resilient Heart into Self-Service Business Applications.- Innovation Studies.- ConferenceXP: An Enabling Technology for Organizational Resilience.- Aspects on Information Systems Curriculum: A Study Program in Business Informatics.- The Rise of the Phoenix: Methodological Innovation as a Discourse of Renewal.- Organizational Impact of IS.- The Impact of Enterprise Systems on Organizational Resilience.- The Rise and Descent of Visions for E-Government.- The Role of Extreme Programming in a Plan-Driven Organization.- Innovation Cases.- UML: A Complex Technology Embedded in Complex Organizational Issues.- The Dialectics of Resilience: A Multilevel Analysis of a Telehealth Innovation.- Keynotes.- Strategizing for Agility: Confronting Information Systems Inflexibility in Dynamic Environments.- Business Resilience in a Global Economy.

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