Our Education: SIUE’s Jacks co-authors The World IT Project

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EDWARDSVILE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Tim Jacks, PhD, has co-authored a new book entitled The World IT Project: Global Issues in Information Technology.

Released by World Scientific Publishing in May, the book focuses on understanding the key IT issues facing firms within their surrounding contexts as critical for the firm, government and their international counterparts.

Jacks, associate professor of Computer Management and Information Systems in the SIUE School of Business, combined with an international cast of Prashant Palvia, professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Jaideep Ghosh, PhD, professor of Decision Sciences, Operations Management at Shiv Nadar University in India; Alexander Serenko, PhD, lecturer in the faculty of information at the University of Toronto in Canada; Aykut Hamit Turan, PhD, professor in the School of Economics at Sakarya University in Turkey.

In response to the dominant and pervasive bias in Information Systems (IS) research towards American and Western views, the World IT Project was launched and is the largest study of its kind in the field. The book captures the organizational, …

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