Handbook of technology management

Another winner from Dr. Bidgoli

Long-time readers know that I am a fan of Dr. Hossein Bidgoli, surely one of the most prolific creators of encyclopedias in history! 

Since the early 1980s, Professor Bidgoli has been a star contributor to the development of information technology teaching. "Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC lab in the United States.  He is the author of 45 textbooks, 27 manuals, and over five dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, information systems, and network security, e-commerce and decision support systems published and presented throughout the world."

In the MSIA program at Norwich University, we used his Handbook of Information Security for several years as a textbook.

Today I am focusing on his latest work, The Handbook of Technology Management, whose tables of contents and other front matter for all three volumes are available online.

Readers can see on the Wiley Web page that the three volumes are titled:

* Volume I: Core Concepts, Financial Tools and Techniques, Operations and Innovation Management

* Volume II: Supply Chain Management, Marketing and Advertising, and Global Management

* Volume III Management Support Systems, Electronic Commerce, Legal and Security Considerations

Although I have enjoyed sampling all three volumes, for today's column and several to follow, I am focusing on Volume 3, which has the strongest bearing on the topic areas of the Security Strategies series.

The volume begins with a series of articles written by experts in each of the subject areas to provide a solid overview of a wide range of modern computing. Topics range from the fundamentals of local area and wide area networks through grid and cluster computing, several topics in machine intelligence, nanotechnology and quantum computing.

Part 2, on e-commerce, discusses the evolution of different forms of technology-supported commerce including business-to-business, electronic payment, business-to-consumer, mobile-device-mediated commerce, auctions, and outsourcing among others.

Part 3, on legal and security considerations, will be of particular interest to readers of this column. In articles to follow, I will point out some highlights of selected articles.

Because I was given a free review copy of this massive work, I am going to donate it to the Kreitzberg Library at our university. I hope that readers will be able to convince their employers to buy the three volume set for their organizational library.

Note: Bidgoli has written the following successfully books:The Handbook of Technology Management (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)The Handbook of Computer Networks (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)The Handbook of Information Security (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)The Internet Encyclopedia (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.)Encyclopedia of Information Systems (Academic Press)

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