Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda: IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, June 14-16, 2007, Manchester, UK

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Tom McMaster, David Wastell, Elaine Ferneley, Janice I. DeGross
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 8, 2007 - Computers - 534 pages
I am honored to be General Chair for the 2007 (10*^) Working Conference of IFIP Working Group 8.6.1 had some part in helping with the formation of this working group. Participating in this conference in Manchester reflects my interest in the working group and its research domain. The conference is also something of an anniversary, since the second conference of the working group was held nearby 10 years ago. I have some reflections on the formation and early conferences of the working group, the comparative advantage of being sponsored by IFIP and TC8, the reasons for WG 8.6, and the important contributions of the working group and this conference. Reflections on the Formation of WG 8.6 and Early Conferences I was Chair of the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Technical Committee 8 (Information Systems) for two terms from 1990 through 1995. It was in 1993 when the proposal was made to form a new working group on Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology. I supported the proposal and remember well how active and persuasive Priscilla Fowler and Linda Levine were in making the case for establishing a new working group.
 

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Contents

Diversifying
14
The Diversity of the Research Agenda
30
Novel Perspectives in Innovation Research
82
Subjectively Replicating
100
A Social
133
Contextual Analysis as Support for Successful Innovation
149
The Identity Dynamics and Diffusion of
162
Software Process Improvement
179
Working with Technology in Complex Networks of Interaction
331
Technological Interlude The Case of RFID
343
Information Systems Innovation Research and the Case of RFID
362
The Role
379
Information Technology Diffusion in the Jordanian Telecom Industry
431
Challenges for Creativity and Innovation in Mobile and Transient
444
The Triple Helix Open Innovation and the DOI Research Agenda
463
Exploring Structural Changes of the Communications Network During
480

Measuring Process Innovations and Improvements
197
The Views of Experts on the Current State of Agile Method Tailoring
217
The Impact of Methods and Techniques on Outcomes from Agile
235
Diffusion or Drift?
251
Make Technology Invisible or Keep it Visible? The Role
267
An Integrative Perspective
283
Time to Link Project Management
497
The Myth of Alignment
512
Coaching the Application of Agile Software Development
519
Complexity Theory and the Diffusion of Innovations
525
Index of Contributors
533
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