Advanced Topics in Global Information Management is a series of books on advance topics in global information management (GIM). GIM research continues to progress, with some scholars pushing the boundaries of thinking and others challenging the status quo. Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 4 is a part of this series. In order to sustain any competitive advantage gained through the application of information technology, companies must continually seek improvement. They must employ environmental scanning techniques to determine what technology is available, be willing to adopt new information technology, and know what the competition is planning or doing. Advanced Topics in Global Information Management, Volume 4 addresses these important issues.
M. Gordon Hunter is currently an Associate Professor in Information Systems in the Faculty of Management at The University of Lethbridge. Gordon is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Global Information Management. Gordon's current research interests relate to the productivity of systems analysts with emphasis upon the personnel component, including cross-cultural aspects, the use of information systems by small business, and the effective development of information systems. Felix B. Tan is a Lecturer in Information Systems at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management. His current research interests are in business-IT alignment, global information management, management of IT, national information policy issues and cognitive mapping methods.
A sample of chapters: Adaptive Strategies of Firms in High-Velocity Environments: The Case of B2B Electronic Marketplaces; Development Attributes of Quality for E-Supply Chain Systems; Information Technology Professional Career Development: A Progression of Skills; An Integrated Model of E-Business Strategy: The Case of Haier in China; Relationship of Information Infrastructures and Social Development Among the Visegrad-Four Countries of Central Europe at the Time of EU Accession; An Empirical Study of the Relationship of IT Intensity and Organizational Absorptive Capacity on CRM Performance; American and Taiwanese Perceptions Concerning Privacy, Trust, and Behavioral Intentions in Electronic Commerce