Comments: Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
30-day money back guarantee
Publication Date: 2008
Neil Pollock, Robin Williams
The modern enterprise-wide information system has become a software package. A small number of software suppliers, of which the software giant SAP is the clear leader, have apparently succeeded in deploying their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions across many different organisations, sectors and countries around the globe. This illustrates a significant shift involving the reshaping of the corporate information system. This is the first book that addresses the genesis and career of the modern day enterprise system in a comprehensive and robust manner. It does so through setting out a new approach for the study of packaged solutions and presents novel empirical studies based on in-depth ethnographic and longitudinal research conducted within supplier organisations and other relevant sites. The authors shift the debate within the social study of information systems, from one that is primarily focused on "implementation studies', to one that follows software as it evolves, matures and crosses organisational boundaries. Through tracing and comparing the "biography' of a number of software systems the authors develop a new vocabulary for the dynamics that surround standardised software. Original in its approach, this book draws on a number of ethnographic studies in supplier organisations, user settings, user forums, and applies theories from the Sociology of Technology, Technology Studies, Innovation Studies, and beyond. As such it will be of interest across all of these subject areas and to researchers from the wider fields of Information Systems and Business Studies.Neil Pollock is the author of 'Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System or How SAP Conquered the World (Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations)', published 2008 under ISBN 9780415403979 and ISBN 0415403979.
With our dedicated customer support team, 30-day no-questions-asked return policy, and our price match guarantee, you can rest easy knowing that we're doing everything we can to save you time, money, and stress.
Book condition guidelines
New (perfect condition)
Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or fold.
Like new (excellent condition)
Pages are clean and are not marked by notes, highlighting or folds.
Very good (good condition)
Pages are intact and may have minimal notes and/or highlighting or folds.
Good (clean condition)
All pages and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages include notes and/or highlighting.
Acceptable (readable condition)
All pages and the cover is intact. Pages include considerable notes in pen or highlighter, but the text is not obscured.
How do rentals work?
Save up to 90% on the largest selection of textbook rentals in the business. We have the lowest prices - guaranteed.
Choose between standard or expedited shipping to make sure that your textbooks arrive in time for class.
Return for free!
When your books are due, just pack them up and ship them back. And don't worry about shipping - it's absolutely free!