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Willcocks, Leslie

Overview
Works: 187 works in 762 publications in 4 languages and 15,281 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Speaker, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Leslie Willcocks
Beyond the IT productivity paradox( )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'IT Productivity Paradox' is the concept that, despite massive investment and resourcing by companies and organizations worldwide in their IT systems, there still seems to be little pay-off. Information systems can no longer be viewed as a support service for a business - information technology now has a lead role to play in the strategic planning processes of any organization. As we move further and further into a technology-based working environment, a critical question is how the value of IT can be measured and evaluated. This book brings together a group of the most eminent academic and practitioner thinkers in the area, to consolidate what we know about best IT evaluation practice in a comprehensive and integrated manner, and also provide new ways forward." "The key to understanding the productivity paradox is the methods of IT measurement used. Improved measurement can not only reveal the IT has often been more productive than is believed, but can also focus in on ways in which benefits can be improved across the IT systems life-cycle. Critical areas where improved assessment is essential include development, and better risk analysis; sourcing, including IT outsourcing; and infrastructure, including transforming an organization's IT architecture. The authors also take a look at stakeholder interests as a part of the overall evaluation process."--Jacket
Second-wave enterprise resource planning systems : implementing for effectiveness by Graeme Shanks( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this book is on the most important class of enterprise system, namely Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Organisations typically take the decision to employ ERP systems in an attempt to streamline existing processes. Once these systems are in place, however, far more can be achieved by leveraging the technology to maximise the capabilities and benefits of ERP-enabled processes. In this book, the editors have assembled some of the world's best research on ERP systems, with a view to providing a foundation for second wave improvements to enterprise systems. Written primarily for managers and consultants, this book is also an ideal reference for business schools and researchers
Strategic sourcing of information systems : perspectives and practices( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent IT outsourcing : eight building blocks to success by Sara Cullen( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has been developed specifically for personnel involved in IT outsourcing decisions, processes and management to arm such individuals with tactical knowledge of the activities, tricks, traps and ways of working that have been gleaned from the authors' research and consulting activities. The book presents the outsourcing lifecycle sequentially and although the examples relate to IT outsourcing, the book provides a framework readily applicable to all outsourcing
Enacting research methods in information systems( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edited three volume edition brings together significant papers previously published in the Journal of information Technology (JIT) over its 30 year publication history. The three volumes of Enacting Research Methods in Information Systems celebrate the methodological pluralism used to advance our understanding of information technology's role in the world today. In addition to quantitative methods from the positivist tradition, JIT also values methodological articles from critical research perspectives, interpretive traditions, historical perspectives, grounded theory, and action research and design science approaches. Volume 1 covers Critical Research, Grounded Theory, and Historical Approaches. Volume 2 deals with Interpretive Approaches and also explores Action Research. Volume 3 focuses on Design Science Approaches and discusses Alternative Approaches including Semiotics Research, Complexity Theory and Gender in IS Research. The Journal of Information Technology (JIT) was started in 1986 by Professors Frank Land and Igor Aleksander with the aim of bringing technology and management together and bridging the 'great divide' between the two disciplines. The Journal was created with the vision of making the impact of complex interactions and developments in technology more accessible to a wider audience. Retaining this initial focus, the JIT has gone on to extend into new and innovative areas of research such as the launch of JITTC in 2010. A high impact journal, JIT shall continue to publish leading trends based on significant research in the field
The handbook of global outsourcing and offshoring by Ilan Oshri( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a broad perspective on issues relating to the sourcing of systems and business processes in a national and global context. The authors examine the clients and the vendors' involvement in sourcing relationships by placing emphasis on the capabilities that each side should develop as a result of their interactions"--Provided by publisher
Making IT count : strategy, delivery, infrastructure by Leslie Willcocks( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Making IT Count: from strategy to implementation' focuses on the practical elements of delivering Information Technology strategy. Studies regularly show that over half of Information Technology strategies are never implemented, or are unsuccessful in delivering the desired results, and that a significant percentage of strategies implemented were never in the original plans. The linkage between strategy development and delivery needs a very clear focus; this is the key topic that the authors address. The book highlights eight major fallacies in managing IT, and eighteen better practices. It then details how to draw up strategy, instigate navigation techniques and make sourcing decisions. Change and delivery are a major focus, as is infrastructure development. Caselets and full length case studies of organizations such as General Electric, Siemens, Colonial Mutual, Charles Schwab, Macquarie Bank, ICI, United Airlines, Norwich Union, Walgreens and Dell and have been included to show how strategies have been successfully implemented and managed. Shows practitioners how to actually carry out, develop and implement an Information Technology strategy Contains "caselets" and full case studies of recent successful implementations of Information Technology strategies by organizationsAuthors combine a wealth of experience and expertise to provide practical guidance to professionals
Delivering IT and e-business value by Leslie Willcocks( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes case studies featuring Safeway, Unipart, Hewlett Packard, CNN and British Aerospace, this volume focuses on evaluating IT expenditure and argues that IT evaluation can proceed across the life-cycle of any IT investment and can be linked positively to improving business performance
New studies in global IT and business services outsourcing : 5th Global Sourcing Workshop 2011, Courchevel, France, March 14-17, 2011, revised selected papers by Julia Kotlarsky( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains 11 carefully revised and selected papers from the 5th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Courchevel, France, March 14-17, 2011. They have been gleaned from a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers in information systems, strategic management, and operations. This volume is intended for use by students, academics, and practitioners interested in the outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. It offers a review of the key topics in outsourcing and offshoring, populated with practical frameworks that serve as a tool kit for students and managers. The topics discussed combine theoretical and practical insights, and they are extensively illustrated by case studies from client and vendor organizations. Last but not least, the book examines current and future trends in outsourcing and offshoring, paying particular attention to how innovation can be realized in global or outsourced software development environments
Advances in global sourcing : models, governance, and relationships : 7th Global Sourcing Workshop 2013, Val d'Isère, France, March 11-14, 2013 : revised selected papers by Ilan Oshri( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains 13 papers from the 7th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Val d'Isère, France, during March 11-14, 2013, which were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. They are based on a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers in information systems, strategic management, and operations. This volume is intended for students, academics, and practitioners interested in research results and experiences on outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. The topics discussed represent both client and supplier perspectives on sourcing of global services, combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that both clients and vendors face, and include case studies from client and vendor organizations
The dynamics of global sourcing : perspectices and practices ; 6th Global Sourcing Workshop 2012, Courchevel, France, March 12-15, 2012 ; revised selected papers by Julia Kotlarsky( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains 13 carefully revised and selected papers from the 6th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Courchevel, France, during March 12–15, 2012. They have been selected from 46 submissions and represent both client and supplier perspectives on sourcing of global services. This volume is intended for use by students, academics, and practitioners interested in the outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. It offers a review of the key topics in outsourcing and offshoring, populated with practical frameworks that serve as a toolkit for students and managers. The topics discussed combine theoretical and practical insights, and they are extensively illustrated by case studies from client and vendor organizations. Last but not least, the book examines current and future trends in outsourcing and offshoring, paying particular attention to the centrality of innovation in sourcing arrangements, and how innovation can be realized in outsourcing
Governing Sourcing Relationships A Collection of Studies at the Country, Sector and Firm Level; 8th Global Sourcing Workshop 2014, Val D'isere, France, March 23-26, 2014, Revised Sele by Julia Kotlarsky( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains 11 papers from the 8th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Val d?Isère, France, during March 23?26, 2014, which were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. They are based on a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers in information systems, strategic management, and operations. This volume is intended for students, academics, and practitioners interested in research results and experiences in outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. Topics discussed in this book combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that industry leaders, policy makers, and professionals face; and they predominantly focus on how sourcing relationships are governed at the national, industry, and firm level. The contributions also examine current and future trends in outsourcing, paying particular attention to cloud services and their impact on the outsourcing sector
Social theory and philosophy for information systems( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Information Systems matures as a discipline, there is a gradual move away from pure statistics towards consideration of alternative approaches and philosophies. This has not been incorporated into the literature of the field. Until now. Collecting major social theorists and philosophers into one volume, Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems provides a historical and critical analysis of each that is both authoritative and firmly focused on practical relevance to IS
Outsourcing global services : knowledge, innovation and social capital by Ilan Oshri( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides in-depth insights into the practices that lead to success in outsourcing global services. Written by internationally acclaimed academics, it covers best practices on IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and netsourcing. This book is a must read for any practitioner, academic, or student concerned with global sourcing."--Jacket
The relationship advantage : information technologies, sourcing, and management by Thomas Kern( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insight for both practitioners and academics on how to achieve a relationship advantage, this text examines five case studies, identifying the key dimensions of an outsourcing relationship
Global sourcing of business and IT services by Leslie Willcocks( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a reality check on the trends in global sourcing of information technology and business services. While the vision of global sourcing networks that are agile, effective and cost efficient is available, it requires an immense amount of trial and error and detailed management. Written by two internationally recognized academics in the field, with expert contributions, it covers IT outsourcing, offshoring, business process outsourcing and netsourcing and includes cases and commentaries on best practices
Global information technology outsourcing : in search of business advantage by Mary Cecelia Lacity( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book has the potential to become the definitive book on the many dimensions of outsourcing as it matures into a complex, multi-faceted phenomenon. IT outsourcing is still the subject of considerable concern for all stakeholders involved in this area. Written by two internationally acclaimed researchers in this area, this book represents the most definitive research and best practice base so far on the organizational pursuit of IT outsourcing." "This study is based on research with 75 worldwide organizations including Dupont, British Aerospace and BP Exploration. Authors offer from the evidence gathered the best practice through this complex and ever-developing market."--Jacket
Achieving success and innovation in global sourcing : perspectives and practices : 9th Global Sourcing Workshop 2015, La Thuile, Italy, February 18-21, 2015, Revised selected papers by Global Sourcing Workshop( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 9th international Global Sourcing Workshop 2015, held in La Thuile, Italy, in February 2015. The 14 contributions included were carefully reviewed and selected from 14 submissions. The book offers a review of the key topics in outsourcing and offshoring, populated with practical frameworks that serve as a tool kit to students and managers. The range of topics covered is wide and diverse, but predominately focused on how to achieve success and innovation in global sourcing. The topics discussed combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that industry leaders, policy makers, and professionals face. Case studies from various organizations, industries and countries are used extensively throughout the book to illustrate results and findings
Shared Services and Outsourcing: A Contemporary Outlook 10th Global Sourcing Workshop 2016, Val d'Isère, France, February 16-19, 2016, Revised Selected Papers by Global Sourcing Workshop( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book constitutes the revised selected papers from the 10th Global Sourcing Workshop held in Val d sère, France, in February 2016. The 11 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 47 submissions. The book offers a review of the key topics in outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business services offering practical frameworks that serve as a tool kit to students and managers. The range of topics covered is wide and diverse, but predominately focused on how to achieve success in shared services and outsourcing. More specifically, the book examines outsourcing decisions and management practices, giving specific attention to shared services that have become one of the dominant sourcing models. The topics discussed combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that industry leaders, policy makers, and professionals face or should be concerned with. Case studies from various organizations, industries and countries such as UK, Italy, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia and Denmark complete the book
Moving to the cloud corporation : how to face the challenges and harness the potential of cloud computing by Leslie Willcocks( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloud technology is being adopted by corporations around the world. Its introduction brings not only challenges but also huge opportunities and potential. Moving to the Cloud Corporation outlines everything that a manager needs to know in order to make strategic decisions about cloud technology. This sharp and easy-to-read book explores the future potential of cloud over the next ten years, including the profound implications that it can have for businesses and their employees if it is managed correctly, alongside the fundamentals of cloud technology, from its introduction through to implementation and management. Based upon a wealth of research and data from a survey of over 1,000 business and IT executives, this book also features over 45 interviews with key international cloud providers, integrators and users, which provides a deep insight into the progress of the cloud so far and supports the need for a new operating model. This is the essential guide for managers who want to understand the impact and implications that cloud technology can have on a business over the next ten years
 
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Making IT count : strategy, delivery, infrastructure
Alternative Names
Leslie Willcocks academic

Willcocks, L. P.

Willcocks, Leslie.

Willcocks, Leslie P.

Willcocks, Leslie P. 1951-

لسلي بي. ويلكوكس

윌콕스, 레즐리 P

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English (262)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

German (1)

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Second-wave enterprise resource planning systems : implementing for effectivenessStrategic sourcing of information systems : perspectives and practicesIntelligent IT outsourcing : eight building blocks to successThe handbook of global outsourcing and offshoringMaking IT count : strategy, delivery, infrastructureDelivering IT and e-business valueSocial theory and philosophy for information systemsOutsourcing global services : knowledge, innovation and social capital