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The key readings are organised under the following headings – use the links below to navigate the list:


Organisations

Drucker:1994
Drucker, P. F. (1994). The Theory of the Business. Harvard Business Review 72(5): 95-104.

Hofstede:1991
Hofstede, G. (1991).
Cultures and Organisations. New York, Mcgraw-Hill. (Culture)

Morgan:1986 Morgan, G. (1986).
Images of Organisation. London, Sage. (Theory)

Organisational Informatics Kling:1996
Kling, R. and J. P. Allen (1996). Can Computer Science Solve Organisational Problems? The Case for Organisational Informatics. Computerisation and Controversy: value conflicts and social choices. R. Kling. San Diego, Academic Press.

Beynon-Davies:2002
Beynon-Davies P. (2002). Information Systems: an introduction to informatics in Organisations. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN: 0-333-96390-3


Data

Beynon-Davies:2007
Beynon-Davies, P. (2007). Informatics and the Inca. International Journal of Information Management 27(5): 306-318.

Beynon-Davies:2009c
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Significant threads: the nature of data. International Journal of Information Management. 29(3). 3-14.


Information

Beynon-Davies:2009a
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Neolithic Informatics: the nature of information. International Journal of Information Management. 29(1). 3-14.

Beynon-Davies:2007
Beynon-Davies, P. (2007). Informatics and the Inca. International Journal of Information Management 27(5): 306-318.

Stamper:2001
Stamper, R. K. (2001). Organisational Semiotics: Informatics without the computer? Information, Organisation and Technology: studies in organisational semiotics. L. Kecheng, R. J. Clarke, P. Bogh_Anderson and R. K. Stamper. Dordecht, Netherlands, Kluwer.


Semiotics

Beynon-Davies:2009b
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). The ‘language’ of informatics: the nature of information system. International Journal of Information Management. 29(2). 3-14.

Beynon-Davies:2009d
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Formated Technology and Informated action: the nature of information technology. International Journal of Information Management. 29(4). 3-14.

Stamper:2001
Stamper, R. K. (2001). Organisational Semiotics: Informatics without the computer? Information, Organisation and Technology: studies in organisational semiotics. L. Kecheng, R. J. Clarke, P. Bogh_Anderson and R. K. Stamper. Dordecht, Netherlands, Kluwer.

Beynon-Davies:2009a
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Neolithic Informatics: the nature of information. International Journal of Information Management. 29(1). 3-14.

Beynon-Davies:2009c
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Significant threads: the nature of data. International Journal of Information Management. 29(3). 3-14.


Business systems

Checkland:1999
Checkland, P. (1999). Soft Systems Methodology: a thirty year retrospective. Chichester, John Wiley. (Activity System)

Holwell:1998
Holwell, S. and P. Checkland (1998). Information, Systems and Information Systems. Chichester, UK, John Wiley. (Information System)

Beynon-Davies:2007
Beynon-Davies, P. (2007). Informatics and the Inca. International Journal of Information Management 27(5): 306-318. (Information System)

Beynon-Davies:2009b
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). The ‘language’ of informatics: the nature of information system . International Journal of Information Management. 29(2). 3-14. (Information System)


Modelling

Hammer:1990
Hammer, M. (1990). Re-engineering work: Don't automate, obliterate. Harvard Business Review July-August: 18-25. (Activity system)

Checkland:1999
Checkland, P. (1999). Soft Systems Methodology: a thirty year retrospective. Chichester, John Wiley. (Activity System)

Hammer:1990
Hammer, M. (1990). Re-engineering work: Don't automate, obliterate. Harvard Business Review July-August: 18-25. (Process)


Systemics

Checkland:1999
Checkland, P. (1999). Soft Systems Methodology: a thirty year retrospective. Chichester, John Wiley.

Jackson:2003
Jackson, M. C. (2003). Systems Thinking: Creative Holism for Managers. Chichester, John Wiley.

Senge:2006
Senge, P. M. (2006). The Fifth Discipline: the art and practice of the learning organisation. New York, Doubleday.

Beynon-Davies:2009b
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). The ‘language’ of informatics: the nature of information system . International Journal of Information Management. 29(2). 3-14

Beynon-Davies:2009c
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Significant threads: the nature of data. International Journal of Information Management. 29(3). 3-14.

Beynon-Davies:2009d
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Formated Technology and Informated action: the nature of information technology. International Journal of Information Management. 29(4). 3-14.


Development

Avison:1998
Avison, D. E., A. T. Wood-Harper, R. T. Vidgen and J. R. G. Wood (1998). A further exploration into information systems development: the evolution of Multiview2. Information Technology & People 11(2): 124 - 139. (Sociotechnical aspects of design)

Avison:2006
Avison, D. E. and B. Fitzgerald (2006). Information Systems Development: Methodologies, Techniques and Tools, Mcgraw-Hill. (covers development analysis, conception, context, design, implementation, methods and toolkit)

Beynon-Davies:1998
Beynon-Davies P. (1998). Information Systems Development: an introduction to information systems engineering. 3rd Ed. Macmillan.

Burton Swanson:1992
Burton Swanson, E. (1992). Maintaining information systems in organisations. Chichester, John Wiley. (covers maintenance)

Curtis:2005
Curtis, G. and D. Cobham (2005). Business Information Systems: analysis, design and practice. Harlow, Prentice-Hall.

Mumford:2006
Mumford, E. (2006). The story of socio-technical design: reflections on its successes, failures and potential Information Systems Journal 16(4): 317–342. (Stakeholder identification and participation)


Planning

Galliers:2002
Galliers, B. and D. Leidner (2002). Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems. New York, Butterworth-Heinemann.

Cash:1992
Cash, J. I., F. W. Mcfarlan and J. L. McKeney (1992). Corporate Information Systems Management. Homewood, Ill., Richard Irvin.

Ward:2002
Ward, J. and J. Peppard (2002). Strategic Planning for Information Systems, John Wiley.


Usability engineering

Nielsen:1993
Nielsen, J. (1993). Usability Engineering. Boston, Academic Press.


Management

Cash:1992
Cash, J. I., F. W. Mcfarlan and J. L. McKeney (1992). Corporate Information Systems Management. Homewood, Ill., Richard Irvin. (Systems management)

Beynon-Davies:2006
Beynon-Davies, P. (2006). Personal Identity Management in the Information Polity: the case of the UK National Identity Card. Information Polity 11(1): 3-20. (Personal identity management)

Bentley:2005
Bentley, G. (2005). Practical Prince2. London, Stationery Office Books. (Project management)


Impact

DeLone:1992
DeLone, W. H. and E. R. McLean (1992). Information Systems Success: The Quest for the Dependent Variable. Information Systems Research 3(1): 60-95.

Brynjolfson:1993
Brynjolfson, E. (1993). The Productivity Paradox of Information Technology. Communications of the ACM 36(12): 67-77. (Productivity paradox)


Evaluation

OGC:2005
Introduction to ITIL. London, Stationery Office Publications.


Failure

Lyytinen:1987
Lyytinen, K. and R. Hirschheim (1987). Information Systems Failures: a survey and classification of the empirical literature. Oxford Surveys in Information Technology 4: 257-309. Sauer:1993 Sauer, C. (1993). Why Information Systems Fail: A Case Study Approach. Henley-On-Thames, Alfred Waller.

Fitzgerald G:2005
Fitzgerald, G. and N. L. Russo (2005). The turnaround of the London Ambulance Service Computer-Aided Despatch System (LASCAD). European Journal of Information Systems 14: 244-257.

Beynon-Davies:1995
Beynon-Davies, P. (1995). Information Systems 'Failure': The case of the London Ambulance Service's Computer Aided Despatch System. European Journal of Information Systems 4: 171-184.

Fortune:2005
Fortune, J. and G. Peters (2005). Information Systems: achieving success by avoiding failure. Chichester, John Wiley.


Outsourcing

Lacity:2006
Lacity, M. and L. Wilcocks (2006). Information systems and outsourcing. Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave.


Strategy

Information systems strategy
Galliers:2002
Galliers, B. and D. Leidner (2002). Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems. New York, Butterworth-Heinemann.

Ward:2002
Ward, J. and J. Peppard (2002). Strategic Planning for Information Systems, John Wiley.

Organisational strategy
Drucker:1994
Drucker, P. F. (1994). The Theory of the Business. Harvard Business Review 72(5): 95-104.

Porter:2001
Porter, M. E. (2001). Strategy and the Internet. Harvard Business Review 79(3): 63-78.

Ansoff:1965
Ansoff, H. I. (1965). Corporate Strategy. New York, McGraw-Hill.

Johnson:2007
Johnson, G., K. Scholes and R. Whittington (2007). Exploring Corporate Strategy: text and cases. Englewood-Cliffs, Prentice-Hall.


eBusiness

Beynon-Davies:2004b
Beynon-Davies P. (200). Database systems. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK.

Chaffey:2006
Chaffey, D. (2006). E-Business and E-Commerce Management. Harlow, Essex, Pearson Education.

Porter:2001
Porter, M. E. (2001). Strategy and the Internet. Harvard Business Review 79(3): 63-78. (Strategy)

Malone:1987
Malone, T. W., J. Yates and R. I. C. Benjamin (1987). Electronic Markets and Electronic Hierarchies. 30(6): 484-497.


eGovernment

OGC:2005
Introduction to ITIL. London, Stationery Office Publications.


ICT

Beynon-Davies:2004a
Beynon-Davies P. (2004). E-Business. Palgrave, Basingstoke. ISBN: 1-4039-1348-X (Database System)

FitzgeraldB:2006
Fitzgerald, B. (2006). The Transformation of Open Source Software. Management Information Systems Quarterly 30(3): 587-598. (Software: Open source software)

Beynon-Davies:2009d
Beynon-Davies P. (2009). Formated Technology and Informated action: the nature of information technology. International Journal of Information Management. 29(4). 3-14. (System)


The internet

Berners-Lee:1999
Berners-Lee, T. (1999). Weaving the Web:the past, present and future of the World Wide Web by its inventor. London, Orion Business Publishing. (Infrastructure)

Tapscott:2006
Tapscott, D. and A. D. Williams (2006). Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything. London, Atlantic Books. (Social networks and virtual communities)


Professional issues

Bott:2005
Bott, F. (2005). Professional Issues in Information Technology. London, British Computer Society Publications.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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