Managing Globally with Information Technology

IGI Global
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As the world economy becomes more interdependent and competition for business continues to be more globally oriented, it has become necessary to address the issues of IT management from a broader global focus. Information technology is not only the enabler of the global marketplace but also a potential solution base for achieving global competitive advantage. The transfer of IT worldwide will be met with many technological barriers and managerial challenges. As global networks and electronic communication become a way of life for business, the management of these emerging technologies worldwide will require new directions and innovative solutions, many of which are addressed by Managing Globally with Information Technology .
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About the author

Dr. Sherif Kamel is an assistant professor of MIS and associate director of the Management Center at the American University in Cairo. Previously, he was the director of the Regional IT Institute [1992-2001] and the training manager of the Cabinet of Egypt Information and Decision Support Center [1987-1991]. In 1996, he was a co-founding member of the Internet Society of Egypt.

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Publisher
IGI Global
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Published on
Jan 1, 2003
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781931777421
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Information Management
Computers / Information Technology
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