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Offshoring and its Implications for the Information Systems Discipline 

Date: 12/2007 Author(s): Hirschheim, R.; Loebbecke, Claudia; Newman, Mike; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The shrinking student numbers in IS programs in developed countries have created a crisis for the IS profession. In this paper, we explore how offshoring is affecting the IS discipline both directly and indirectly and show some of the major causes of the relocation of IS work. Our primary message is that while offshoring has impacted the location of ... More information Read related article

An Exploratory Framework for Assessing Open Source Software 

Date: 09/2006 Author(s): Miralles, F.; Sieber, Sandra; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this paper we propose that due to the particularities of the Open Source Software (OSS) development process and its perceived "social" connotations, traditional explanations of IT adoption are insufficient to understand OSS diffusion. Evidence shows that OSS fails in many cases to displace dominant market leaders even where users are unhappy with ... More information

Does information systems still matter? Lessons for a maturing discipline 

Date: 07/2005 Author(s): George, J.F.; Valacich, J.S.; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The information systems academic discipline faced a sharp reduction in student enrollments as the job market for undergraduate students softened. This article examines the recent and rapid rise and fall of university student enrollments in information systems programs and describes how these enrollment fluctuations are tied to the job opportunities ... More information

Market bundling strategies in the horizontal portal industry 

Date: 2003 Author(s): Sieber, Sandra; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The Internet offers opportunities for incremental efficiency gains as well as complete industry redefinition, but the marketplace has been slow to realize opportunities because of problems with value appropriation. This paper focuses on horizontal portals, a business activity that has emerged thanks to the Internet. It shows how different approaches ... More information

Technology and virtual teams: Using globally distributed groups in MBA learning 

Date: 1998 Author(s): Rockett L.; Valor Sabatier, Josep; Miller, Paddy; Naude, P. Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper describes the experience of a globally distributed organization, as simulated across three MBA programs. The students, located in each of three countries, worked collaboratively in teams to create a common project, using technology as a means of communication. Observations were made of local team interaction, as well as the intergroup exchange ... More information

Process innovation: Changing boxes or revolutionizing organizations? 

Date: 06/1997 Author(s): Andreu i Civit, Rafael; Ricart, Joan Enric; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Centering change programs around the concept of "business process" helps to focus on the client and emphasizes cross-functionality. BPR, in addition, seeks radical improvements. Although powerful, these ideas are insufficient. Important dimensions are often omitted in both the design and the implementation of process-based improvement projects. One ... More information

The strategic dimension of transactional information systems: Some organizational implications 

Date: 11/1991 Author(s): Andreu i Civit, Rafael; Ricart, Joan Enric; Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Often information systems (IS) are classified in three groups: (a) transactional, used mainly for co-ordination and resource allocation purposes at the operational level of a company; (b) tactical, often employed to support the resource procurement activities typical of middle management; and (c) information systems for strategic decision making, designed ... More information
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