Joan Ellen Cheney Mann

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Software projects can often spiral out of control to become “runaway systems” that far exceed original budget and schedule projections. The behavior that underlies many runaway systems can best be characterized as “escalation of commitment to a failing course of action.” The objectives of this study were to: (1) understand the extent to which IS projects(More)
Executive Summary IT curricula were created in business schools because traditional computer scientists had problems building information systems that were acceptable to the people that use them. Now, many years later, the percentage of unsuccessful information systems is still alarmingly high. Research in this area tended to be focused on the project level(More)
Runaway IS projects continue to be reported regularly in the trade press, but surprisingly little is known about: (1) how widespread the problem actually is, and (2) the factors that cause it to occur. Many runaway IS projects appear to represent what can be described as escalating commitment to a failing course of action. A survey of Information Systems(More)
Executive Summary The article describes successful learning methods for teaching about international Information Technology (IT) at two US business schools. The first case is an MBA course that, over the last eight years, built a repository of the “Landscape of IT in Nations” now used by people around the world. The second (combined Masters and BA) course(More)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a worldwide epidemic that affects all countries, developing and industrialized. The impacts of AIDS range from social, cultural, psychological to the economic and political. The World Health Organization (WHO) has mobilized international and national interest and resources to work on AIDS control and(More)
There are special considerations which are important when developing and teaching a course on information systems for international business, especially when the course is designed for undergraduates. This chapter demonstrates how to position and organize a global information systems course for undergraduates which will 1) be appropriate to the way(More)
Prevalence as of 1987, health, social and economic impact, and future outlook of the worldwide AIDS pandemic are reviewed. 123 countries have reported AIDS cases, and 21 have certified that they have no cases. The official number of cases is 59,000, but WHO estimates that twice as many probably exist. Probably the number of countries reporting is more(More)