Integrated Series in Information Systems

The Dynamics of International Information Systems

Anatomy of a Grounded Theory Investigation

Authors: Lehmann, Hans

  • The first book to demonstrate the efficacy of Grounded Theory in IIS
  • Can be immediately used to help design and implement IIS systems
  • Is a concise monograph that explains and demonstrates an effective IIS methodology
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About this book

With this new monograph, Hans Lehmann demonstrates the efficacy of using the Grounded Theory method to study the factors that lead to success – or failure – in the creation and ongoing management of the international information systems (IIS) within global enterprises. He presents three cases of large transnational companies he worked with in this study and describes in detail the steps in the analysis of findings and the incremental conceptualization that finally result in a substantive theory of IIS. There is also a companion website that contains a full set of analysis notes to add a further level of detail. Grounded Theory was developed in the social sciences as a means of recording, analyzing, understanding and then fully explaining what was happening within a given social situation - so that theories could be developed that were firmly grounded in those circumstantial facts. The method is very well-suited to solving information systems problems in any enterprise setting, let alone in those situations peculiar to multi-national enterprises.

About the authors

Hans Lehmann is the Associate Professor for Electronic Business at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His 25 years of business experience with information technology, both in line management and as a consultant with Deloitte’s, spans work in continental Europe, Africa, the UK, North America and Australasia. In 1991 Hans changed careers and joined the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he focused his research on the strategic management of global information technology. In 2002 he moved to Victoria University, where his current research interest includes a specialization in the application of wireless technology in business.

Lehmann has well over 100 refereed publications to his name and has spoken at numerous international conferences. He is a graduate in psychology from the University of Vienna and the University of Natal, holds an MBA from the University of South Africa, and received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Auckland.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lehmann, Hans

    Pages 1-8

  • International Information Systems in the Literature

    Lehmann, Hans

    Pages 9-17

  • Research Problem and Research Questions

    Lehmann, Hans

    Pages 19-21

  • Research Methodology

    Lehmann, Hans

    Pages 23-51

  • Research Method: Grounded Theory for Descriptive and Exploratory Case Studies

    Lehmann, Hans

    Pages 53-65

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5750-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5749-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2579-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics of International Information Systems
Book Subtitle
Anatomy of a Grounded Theory Investigation
Authors
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5750-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5750-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5749-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2579-3
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
66 b/w illustrations
Topics