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Making the World Your Oyster: Experiences from Teaching Information Systems Management for Global Operations

Making the World Your Oyster: Experiences from Teaching Information Systems Management for Global... AbstractThe topic of information systems management for global operations is a microcosm of the increasing complexity and rapid change that the 21st century business environment is bringing with it: accelerating globalization, increasing cross-functional dependencies, extensive use of new information technologies, new organizational forms, and complex alliances. Learning to operate effectively in such rapidly changing environments requires a new model of education and learning that involves and leverages all the involved parties - and which takes real-time advantage of developments as they emerge. This article presents a model of education in which university faculty (U), students (S), and companies (C) learn together in a real-time, collaborative and balanced way - and in a global and international context. We show how this USC global balanced learning model emerged through the MBA course on information systems management for global operations management over the last six years. We share our experiences and draw some lessons for management education in general, and information systems management education in particular. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Global Information Technology Management Taylor & Francis

Making the World Your Oyster: Experiences from Teaching Information Systems Management for Global Operations

Making the World Your Oyster: Experiences from Teaching Information Systems Management for Global Operations

Abstract

AbstractThe topic of information systems management for global operations is a microcosm of the increasing complexity and rapid change that the 21st century business environment is bringing with it: accelerating globalization, increasing cross-functional dependencies, extensive use of new information technologies, new organizational forms, and complex alliances. Learning to operate effectively in such rapidly changing environments requires a new model of education and learning that involves...
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis
ISSN
2333-6846
eISSN
1097-198X
DOI
10.1080/1097198X.1998.10856223
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Abstract

AbstractThe topic of information systems management for global operations is a microcosm of the increasing complexity and rapid change that the 21st century business environment is bringing with it: accelerating globalization, increasing cross-functional dependencies, extensive use of new information technologies, new organizational forms, and complex alliances. Learning to operate effectively in such rapidly changing environments requires a new model of education and learning that involves and leverages all the involved parties - and which takes real-time advantage of developments as they emerge. This article presents a model of education in which university faculty (U), students (S), and companies (C) learn together in a real-time, collaborative and balanced way - and in a global and international context. We show how this USC global balanced learning model emerged through the MBA course on information systems management for global operations management over the last six years. We share our experiences and draw some lessons for management education in general, and information systems management education in particular.

Journal

Journal of Global Information Technology ManagementTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1998

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