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Description - Research in Information Systems by David Avison

Research in Information Systems helps supervisors and their students get the most out of the PhD experience. It can be used as a basis of courses for supervisors and their research students. This book covers: * The supervisor - student relationship * Practical, social and academic issues * Different models for PhD programs, including US, UK, Latin and Scandinavian models Many vignettes of personal experiences and reflections provide context for the material. The book is written by experts - leading international academics in the field of information systems. They all have had wide experience of research supervision over many years in many countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750666558
ISBN-10: 0750666552
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 171mm x 20mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Avison

David Avison is Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School, Paris, France after being Professor at the School of Management at Southampton University for nine years. He is also visiting professor at University Technology, Sydney, Australia and Brunel University in England. So far, he has published over twenty books as well as a large number of papers in learned journals, edited texts and conference papers. He is Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) 8.2 group on the impact of IS/IT on organisations and society and was past President of the UK Academy for Information Systems and also UK Professors and Heads of IS. He will be joint programme chair of the International Conference in Information Systems in Las Vegas in 2005 and has been chair of several other international conferences. He also acts as consultant and has most recently worked with a leading manufacturer developing their IT/IS strategy. He researches on information systems in their natural setting, in particular using action research. Jan Pries-Heje is Associate Professor at The IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Since 2002 he has also been part-time full professor in software engineering and management at the IT University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Jan Pries-Heje holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. He is certified ISO 9000 auditor and BOOTSTRAP assessor, and has been project manager for a number of Multi Media and IT-related change projects. He worked as a Consultant 1997-2000 in IT quality and software process improvement. He is Chairman of the Information Systems Research in Scandinavia (IRIS) Steering Committee. He is the Danish National Representative to IFIP Technical Committee 8 (TC8) on Information Systems, and Secretary for TC8 since 1999. His research interests include information systems development, software engineering, and software process improvement. He focus on organisational and managerial issues. He has published more than 100 papers in these areas in journals and conferences.

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