José-Rodrigo Córdoba

José-Rodrigo Córdoba
Royal Holloway, University of London | RHUL · School of Business and Management

Systems engineer, MA, PhD

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Introduction
Systemic management, ethics of digital algorithms and digital memories, creativity
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September 2008 - present
Royal Holloway, University of London
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2008 - present
University of London
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2002 - August 2008
University of Hull
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  • Lecturer

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Publications (122)
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Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is the backbone of the next generation smart city and smart grid, it not only provides near real-time two-way communication between the consumers and the energy systems but also enables third parties to provide relevant value-added services to the consumers to improve user satisfaction. However, the existing s...
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To date and worldwide, most business activities in the agribusiness sectors have focused on increasing productive efficiency to the detriment of the environmental impact of these activities, despite close connection that exist between agribusinesses and natural resources. This paper argues that knowledge and innovation management (KIM) can play a k...
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The advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is a compulsory component of the future smart grid; it not only provides near real-time two-way communication between the consumers and the utility but also gives an opportunity to third parties to provide relevant value-added services to the consumers to improve the user satisfaction. However, existing se...
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This paper develops a framework to enhance the use of Soft Systems Methodology or SSM in Mode 2, with the aim of learning about Online Distance Learning or ODE in the country of Saudi Arabia. Mode 2 focuses on learning by mapping, internalising and reflecting on SSM principles, stages or techniques to make sense of situations as fluxes of events. T...
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The aim of this paper is to aid educators in sustainability or social innovation to make sense of their creativity. We use a systems model of creativity (Csikszentmihalyi 1988, 1996, 1999) as an enquiring device to tease out issues that influence creativity within these realms. Data from semi-structured interviews with senior and junior educators i...
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For several decades, systems thinking has been a defined body of knowledge that has contributed to many areas of science. Its value has, critically, resided in (meta-or post-) paradigmatic and participative use of one or several systems approaches to help stakeholders' structure and tackle complex problems. With renewed and (post-)pandemic interest...
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This chapter sets out the agenda and structure of the book.
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Alongside the previous chapter of this book, this chapter presents a narrative of a play game called ‘protecting our most precious selves’. This narrative is closely related to personal memories as a management educator. Through its writing, it becomes clearer that creativity in the classroom needs to be protected from the excessive operation of po...
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This chapter goes deeper into the systemic paradox identified for creative subjects in the previous chapter of this book: to be part of ‘wholes’ whilst having to develop their inner selves to be fully part of them. The ideas of Michel Foucault are extended to provide a systemic space for individual selves with diverse roles and practices to perform...
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Inspired in the spirit of play to inhabit a space previously laid out for individual selves, this chapter narrates personal experiences of being a self who plays a game of hide and seek with creativity. In the form of short life stories, these narratives elicit objects, memories and events where different selves of mine surface(d). Reflections on n...
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This chapter reviews some current efforts to nurture creativity in education. There are several efforts aiming to enable individuals to use their inner strengths or traits to foster their abilities to play, interact with others, imagine and realise possibilities for self-development or growth. Other initiatives focus on providing adequate environme...
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This chapter presents two summaries of the book. First, the argument is revisited. Then, key insights are conveyed together in another summary, with potential implications for the rediscovery of creativity in management education. Finally, a brief guide to play the game ‘rediscovering creativity in management education’ and an epilogue are offered.
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This chapter lays out a landscape for creativity in management education. Using ideas of Foucault’s governmentality, an analysis is undertaken to reveal the operation of soft tyrannies, assemblages of power relations whose by-product is limiting of what we understand by and do about creativity in education. The analysis also reveals possibilities f...
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This chapter brings a ‘spirit’ of play (and seriousness) to help individual creative selves inhabit the space previously proposed. Westernised thinking has tended to link play with personal development and learning through socialisation and competition. In contrast, the ideas of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Droit are brought forth in this chapt...
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While smart meters can provide households with more autonomy regarding their energy consumption, they can also be a significant intrusion into the household's privacy. There is abundant research implementing protection methods for different aspects (e.g., noise-adding and data aggregation, data down-sampling); while the private data are protected a...
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"José-Rodrigo Córdoba-Pachón makes a timely and valuable contribution in his book “ Creativity and Management Education: A Systemic Rediscovery”. The book focuses on the elusive and alluring subject of creativity and he explores the subject from an interesting and fresh perspective as he encourages that we rediscover our creativity. He particularly...
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For over a century, creativity has unfolded as a valuable field of knowledge. Emerging from disciplines like psychology, management and education, the field of creativity is making strides in others including the arts and engineering. Research and education in this field helped it establish an identity as evidenced by a growing number of courses an...
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Currently, there are many perspectives aiming to account for what the field of information systems (IS) is or should be. For some, IS is conceived as a reference and stable discipline with dominant or core knowledge to export to other disciplines. To others, IS still requires a more eclectic/fluid perspective to enable IS to be adaptable to emergin...
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This paper addresses the question of how human experience can be fully brought forth in nurturing creative OR practice, something that the author began to explore a few years back (Córdoba-Pachón, 2011). To address the question, two different takes on mindfulness (being fully in the present) are explored (Langer, 2014, Kabat Zinn, 2001). One in whi...
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The development of knowledge-based business opportunities in many economic sectors worldwide is often conceived through a silo-mentality, whereby efforts are focused in either industry or government entities in isolation. Without a systemic or holistic understanding of connections between these, any present or future project evaluation becomes eith...
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Many countries are using information and communication technologies (ICTs) in their government organisations, and post-conflict situations present particularly interesting challenges. These situations often involve the reintegration of ex-combatant and victim groups within the economic, cultural and social spheres of life. A complex set of issues n...
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Worldwide there is increasing interest in both academic and government sectors to evaluate the different impacts of electronic government (e-government) systems. A number of predictive, cause-effect, linearly and functionally oriented models of evaluation have been proposed and applied. The focus of these models is to identify and quantify costs an...
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A good deal of research and practice on digital innovation public sector projects takes for granted a stability-change dichotomy which positions these two phenomena as opposite and difficult to conciliate. In this area There is a shortage of studies focusing on how projects as the main vehicles for digital innovation could mediate between change an...
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Learning and understanding about complex situations is considered now a key issue in implementing information systems (IS) and technologies (ICT), when it comes to online distance education or ODE. Systems thinking literature has discussed Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology (SSM), Mode 2, as a learning approach that facilitates learning among sta...
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Worldwide there is increasing interest in both academic and government sectors to evaluate the different impacts of electronic government (e-government) systems. A number of predictive, cause-effect, linearly and functionally oriented models of evaluation have been proposed and applied. The focus of these models is to identify and quantify costs an...
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Purpose – Qualitative research has made important contributions to social science by enabling researchers to engage with people and get an in-depth understanding of their views, beliefs and perceptions about social phenomena. With new and electronically mediated forms of human interaction (e.g. the online world), there are new opportunities for res...
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The paper investigates how Information Systems (IS) has emerged as the product of interdisciplinary discourses. The research aim in this study is to better understand diversity in IS research, and the extent to which the diversity of discourse expanded and contracted from 1995 to 2011. Methodologically, we apply a combined citations/co-citations an...
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Electronic data generation and analysis is on the increase. Healthcare is no exception in this matter. Considering the cost and sensitive nature of healthcare, electronic healthcare systems provide a great opportunity to present valuable data when and where it is needed. However there are barriers due to diverse origin and destination of data in he...
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This paper examines the relative importance and significance of the four technology enablers introduced by Davis (1989) in the technology acceptance model (TAM) (perceived ease of use, perceived usefulness, attitude towards using and behavioural intention) for use on four different levels of citizen engagement in e-government (null, publish, intera...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to be an important topic in organisations worldwide. This paper considers the implementation of CSR by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). In this type of organisation, the state acts as a powerful stakeholder as it acts as representative, guarantor and shareholder of public interests. SOEs would seem to...
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In general terms, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) is a new educational paradigm that includes the use of technology to support learning activities. These CSCL environments can be used in a number of subjects (e.g. science, mathematics, language). As CSCL not only involves the implementation of technology or the design of online edu...
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Information systems (IS) is a field that influences and is influenced by the work of many different academics and practitioners. The influence of IS to other areas of knowledge (i.e. management) has led to debate as to whether IS has become a reference field of knowledge. Focusing on either knowledge elements or knowledge activities of a reference...
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This paper provides a first glimpse of the use of business intelligence (BI) into healthcare and wellbeing. There are new and exciting possibilities to use BI business intelligence in this area. With the help of big data technologies, there is interest from public and private organisations, academic researchers, health professionals and technology...
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e-Government is now a worldwide and complex phenomenon. A dominant view of how it should be evaluated focuses on assessing both e-Government evolution and use. Questions about the purposes and contributions of e-Government to societal improvement are being excluded from the evaluation. In this chapter a case study of Colombia is used to gain insigh...
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Purpose – This study aims to map the dynamics of e-government rhetoric through a discourse analysis. The discussion and understanding is based on an identification and interpretation of emerging concepts in e-government reports and research journals. The goal is to unveil established concepts that influence e-government policy development in the pu...
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In this paper we advance the argument that sustainability in organizations is constructed through actors’ negotiation of identities and boundaries in complex systems. The paper offers a process-based, practical approach to understanding and constructing sustainability in a complex systems framework, to our knowledge for the first time. Theoreticall...
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The paper investigates how Information Systems (IS) has emerged as the product of inter-disciplinary discourses. The research aim in this study is to better understand diversity in IS research, and the extent to which the diversity of discourse expanded and contracted from 1995 to 2011. Methodologically, we apply a combined citations/co-citations a...
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As a mixture of new technologies, processes and services oriented to the citizen, e-government has become one of the most important keywords for the public sector reform with proponents claiming that it guarantees transparency, accountability and better communication between local and national administrations and their public. Few if any studies ha...
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Project management education is currently facing several challenges to help people deal more effectively with the complexities of their future work. Students' exposure to ‘real’ project situations in which they can use, develop, and reflect on their skills as well as learn from each other has become essential and in need of further improvements. Th...
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This paper aims to shed light on the dynamics of information systems (IS) as a discipline in the making. We use the ideas of the sociologist Abbott to propose three different stages of a discipline’s development: differentiation, competition, and absorption. These stages reflect how disciplines go through different cycles and how they acquire, cons...
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Applied systems-thinking involves the use of systems methodologies and concepts to facilitate intervention in social situations. In this area, a body of knowledge has been accumulated to promote informed use of systems methodology. Still, how human experience is considered and used in intervention is limited to what methodologies prescribe or what...
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T his paper presents two modes of systems thinking education to help make sense of previous and future expe-riences in this field as well as in soft operational research in general. Using Abbott's ideas on professional knowledge I present these modes as based on either (1) abstracting or (2) engaging. The former emphasises the value of systems thin...
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Este artículo presenta una visión de apropiación del gobierno electrónico desde una perspectiva sistémica crítica. Se desarrolla una crítica a lo que se denomina el modelo oficial de apropiación del gobierno electrónico y que se ha popularizado en diferentes regiones del mundo incluyendo Latinoamérica. Este es un modelo de �progreso� en varios esta...
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This paper presents a framework to help educators and designers improve their design, experiences and management of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). With increasing interest in this subject, a number of aspects (dimensions) related to both learning and the use of technology arise. How these aspects can be addressed in an integrated...
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Information-systems (IS) has become a 'broad church' that includes academics and practitioners in several areas of theory and application. Although collaborations among these and other groups are hailed as a wealthy sign, it is not clear yet though how collaborations are really contributing to firm up, maintain or expand the boundaries of IS as a r...
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Current debates in academia and industry in relation to skills needed by project managers evolve around the development of holistic frameworks in which both hard (technical) and soft (relational) skills could be nurtured and encouraged. This can also impact current approaches on usability education, which up to date have promoted a life-cycle focus...
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The increasing impact of social networking sites in communication and socializing worldwide brings attention to how they affect recruitment processes of graduates in organizations. Many employers are now searching for graduates’ data to complement their assessment of job candidates and hiring decisions. While this still is not developed as a common...
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As corporate social responsibility (CSR) grows increasingly well known and accepted worldwide, organizations attempt to make sense of their social strategies bridge the gap between their current situation and what their stakeholders expect of them. If social strategies represent a potential stepping stone to more sophisticated forms of CSR, then re...
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Marketers have every right to be proud of their field and the contribution they have made to raising standards of living around the world. Yet, despite encouraging the development of beneficial products and services globally, marketing has increasingly become the target of criticism, largely due to the assumptions of the marketing concept. This phi...
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To many, information systems has become an autonomous discipline that offers a number of concepts, methods and techniques to deal with problems related to the implementation of information systems in organisations. Despite the diversity of these and their use in practice, there is still a need to clarify where we are in terms of becoming a discipli...
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Information-systems (IS) has become a 'broad church' that includes academics and practitioners in several areas of theory and application. Collaborations among them are hailed as a wealthy sign in the discipline that could show the relevance of IS concepts, approaches and methods in practice. It is not clear yet though how collaborations are really...
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Current research on e-government is reaching a potential stage of saturation in relation to how to conceive the next stage of development. Studies of adoption and implementation emphasise frameworks, models and issues related to effective integration of e-government systems with administrative processes, as well as elements related to user satisfac...
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Current developments in information systems (IS) evaluation emphasise stakeholder participation in order to ensure adequate and beneficial IS investments. It is now common to consider evaluation as a subjective process of interpretation(s), in which people’s appreciations are taken into account to guide evaluations. However, the context of power re...
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Using a knowledge-based perspective, the goal of this article is to demonstrate the relevance of environmental knowledge (EK) in the creation of customer capital (CC) and explore how organizations can create such a type of knowledge via ‘green communities’. We first describe the nature of such communities. We validate the relationships between CC a...
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Purpose E‐government initiatives are becoming common worldwide, but conceptual elements to understand their development, implementation and consequences are still lacking. Drawing on a contextualisation of e‐government in the information society and traditions in public policy, the aim of this paper is to offer three different patterns for thinking...
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Purpose – Companies increasingly find themselves under pressure to adopt socially responsible forms of operation. Since organizational change is crucially influenced by knowledge creation and sense‐making, this paper aims to determine how knowledge management (KM) processes can foster (or impede) progress towards corporate social responsibility (CS...
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Worldwide, there is an emerging interest in sustainability and sustainability education. A popular and promising approach is the use of systems thinking. However, the systems approach to sustainability has neither been clearly defined nor has its practical application followed any systematic rigor, resulting in confounded and underspecified recomme...
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Abstract This paper presents a methodological framework to support the process of information systems (IS) planning in organizations. It draws on the ideas of critical systems thinking (CST), a research perspective that encourages the analysis of stakeholders’ understandings prior to the selection and implementation of planning methods. The framewo...
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To meet the challenges of the new economy educators strive to equip learners with a diverse set of skills necessary for collaborating effectively with people from different disciplines and backgrounds. Web 2.0 tools are increasingly used to engage students and help them successfully manage collaborative activities in a safe environment before they...
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This paper highlights the importance of relationships in information technology (I.T.) projects and how they can be better approached. Within the operational research (OR) domain, project relationships are now being studied with complexity theory and emphasis on 'soft'project skills. We extend this discussion by suggesting the dimension of relation...
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This chapter defines three different patterns to understand how city marketing initiatives are designed and implementing, and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can support the implementation of such patterns. The word pattern is used to characterize particular ways of thinking which embed values and beliefs about city marketing....
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This chapter presents three different patterns to understand and manage e-government initiatives. The word pattern means a set of values, beliefs and actions that can be distinguished as informing egovernment development. The patterns are derived from the literature on the information society and information systems practice. They aim to help peopl...
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This chapter develops a synergy of ideas from systems-thinking and public policy analysis to help make better sense of why e-government initiatives unfold in particular ways. Specifically, the chapter emphasizes the importance of critical reflection about systems boundaries and local government traditions. These two notions complement each other an...
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As a collection of ideas and methodologies, systems thinking has made an impact in organizations and in particular in the information systems field. However, this main emphasis on organizations limits the scope of systems thinking and practice. There is a need first to use systems thinking in addressing societal problems, and second to enable peopl...
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E-government (electronic government) has spread globally as a phenomenon that involves the use of information technologies supports delivery of public services. There are different actors and organisations being involved in e-government implementation and use, three of which are government organisations, businesses and citizens. In the case of gove...
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In this chapter the authors develop a framework to allow them to facilitate further development of egovernment services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It is inspired in the idea that benefits for SMEs can be derived if we consider more fully e-government services as sources of SME knowledge. Benefits obtained by the use of these services c...
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This chapter gives an overview of the phenomenon of e-government within the context of the information society. The importance of values, critical thinking and boundaries is raised for the study of this phenomenon. The chapter offers a critical appreciation of the dominant discourse of e-government to open up new possibilities for enquiry, interven...
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The development of information-based societies worldwide is now impacting public organizations and their delivery of services to citizens. Systems Thinking and E-Participation: ICT in the Governance of Society provides a systemic-based inquiry platform to explore boundaries, limits, and advantages of information and communication technology use in...
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Esta comunicación invita a la reflexión crítica acerca del gobierno electrónico como un fenómeno que involucra el uso de tecnologías de información para entre otras cosas, acercar a ciudadanos y gobierno en diferentes instancias (locales, regionales, nacionales) y a través de canales y servicios diversos. Se presentan dos mitos que se consideran re...
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In the era of globalization, the use of technologies like the Internet has created possibilities for individuals to interact across geographical locations. Businesses are grasping the benefits of collaboration and gaining from extending it inside and outside traditional boundaries (Doz & Kosonen, 2007; Evans & Wolf, 2006). It is common nowadays to...
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It has not been long since the use of information technologies and systems has pervaded group processes inn organizations. There is a vast amount of literature that suggests that software tools are beneficial to groups, although there are still questions about what appropriate combination of tool/ human support is required to achieve efficiency and...
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In the era of globalization, the use of technologies like the Internet has created possibilities for individuals to interact across geographical locations. Businesses are grasping the benefits of collaboration and gaining from extending it inside and outside traditional boundaries (Doz & Kosonen, 2007; Evans & Wolf, 2006). It is common nowadays to...
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Information-systems (IS) has become a 'broad church' that includes academics and practitioners in several areas of theory and application. It is not only important to facilitate understanding and communication among individuals, but to be able to engage into forms of collaboration with others. This paper will highlight some important issues arisen...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is now a popular topic for business and educational institutions. However, its manifold manifestations and interpretations make its learning interesting whilst at the same time challenging. This paper reflects on the use of systems thinking to develop business students' awareness and intervention skills on CSR...
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THE FOLLOWING CONTENT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM: Systems Research and Behavioral Science Syst. Res. 25, PP 359-360 (2008) Published online inWiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI:10.1002/sres.899 Copyright # 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS NOT THE FULL EDITORIAL ABOVE REFERENCED "The motivation for this specia...
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Since the first democratic elections in 1994, vocational education and training (VET) in South Africa has undergone major changes in order to equip the country to enhance its skills base, and to face post apartheid and globalization challenges. Part of the change has involved the adoption (by some players) of ‘Mode 2’ ideas of knowledge production...
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As the development of the information society takes place worldwide, individuals, groups and organisations face the challenge of taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs). ‘Digital divides’ are emerging: some sections of society are gaining access to information, knowledge and technologies while others are being excluded...
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In this paper, we develop a critical view of the process of information systems evaluation based on Michel Foucault's ideas on power and ethics. The application of these ideas in practice led to the identification of two layers of power that impact the evaluation of information systems and future research in this field: An institutional level and a...
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1. ABSTRACT Inthe realm of information systems (IS) planning and definition, different methods and models have been developed to help practitioners dealing with ethical issues. It is commonly,assumed ,that conflicts which arise in relation to ethics can ,be identified and solved by practitioners, e.g. there is an ethical stance which they will adop...
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Current developments in information systems (IS) evaluation emphasise stakeholder participation in order to ensure adequate and beneficial IS investments. It is now common to consider evaluation as a subjective process of interpretation(s), in which people’s appreciations are taken into account to guide evaluations. However, the context of power re...
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In this chapter, we widen the perspective on power as an issue in the practice of information systems (IS) evaluation. Power is frequently seen as a resource that some people have and some do not. Therefore it is primarily discussed in the context of IS development methodologies and little is said about power in evaluation. Based on Michel Foucault...
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Current developments in information systems (IS) evaluation emphasise stakeholder participation in order to ensure adequate and beneficial IS investments. It is now common to consider evaluation as a subjective process of interpretation(s), in which people’s appreciations are taken into account to guide evaluations. However, the context of power re...
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Information systems (IS) planning is a developing field, and currently organizations plan and implement systems that enable them to transcend traditional boundaries. However, the issue of how individuals and groups can influence the process and outcomes of organizational IS planning with their own concerns still needs further attention. This paper...
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Current developments in information systems (IS) evaluation emphasise stakeholder participation in order to ensure adequate and beneficial IS investments. It is now common to consider evaluation as a subjective process of interpretation(s), in which people's appreciations are taken into account to guide evaluations. However, the context of power re...
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This paper discusses some emerging issues in the practice of information systems (IS), and provides some guidelines with the purpose of inspiring OR practitioners to turn their attention to what is happening in the IS field and what they can make of it.

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Dear Victor and Marc, hope you are well. I am finishing my vignette, was wondering if I could have until Monday 4th of February to send it to you.
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Jose-Rodrigo

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