Madnick, Stuart, and Y. Richard Wang. A Framework of Composite Information Systems for Strategic Advantage. Proceedings of the 1988 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, January 1988, pp. 35-43.
Evans, Philip, and Thomas Wurster. Getting Real About Virtual Commerce. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, November-December 1999, pp. 85-94.
|I. Strategic Connectivity|
|2||Information Technology, Corporate Strategy, and Competitive Advantage||
Porter, Michael, and Victor Millar. How Information Gives You Competitive Advantage. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, July-August 1985, pp. 149-160.
Porter, Michael E. Strategy and the Internet. Harvard Business Review, March 2001, pp. 63-78.
|3||Strategic Case Study (Johnson & Johnson Case)||
Ross, Jeanne. Johnson & Johnson: Building an Infrastructure to Support Global Operations. MIT Center for Information Systems Research. Working Paper 283, September 1995, pp. 1-10.
Madnick, Stuart. Next Generation Global Foreign Exchange System (FXX). January 1998, pp. 1-2 [special excerpt prepared for 15.578].
|4||Inter- and Intra-Organizational Systems (McKesson Case)||
Short, James, and N. Venkatramen. Beyond Business Process Redesign: Redefining Baxter's Business Network. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan Management Review, Fall 1992, pp. 7-21.
Venkatraman, N. IT-Enabled Business Transformation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan Management Review, Winter 1994, pp. 73-87.
|5||Aggregators: The New Business on the Internet||
Madnick, Stuart, and Michael Siegel. Seize the Opportunity: Exploiting Web Aggregation. MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper, December 2001 (to appear in MISQ Executive).
|II. Physical Connectivity|
|6||Basic Communications Technology and Concepts||
Managing IT in the 1990s: Communications Technology. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, August 17, 1995, pp. 1-21. Article No. 9-195-270.
Rockstrom, Anders, and Bengt Zdebel. A Network Strategy for Survival. IEEE Communications Magazine, January 1998, pp. 36-40.
|7||Local Area Networks||
Vargo, John, and Ray Hunt. Local Area Networks - Principles and Components. Chap. 5 in Telecommunications in Business: Strategy and Application. Richard Irwin, 1996, pp. 167-223.
|8||Wide Area Networks||
The Worldwide Web and Internet Technology. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, June 1, 1998, pp. 1-11. Article No. 9-198-020.
Stallings, William. The OSI Reference Model. Chap. 2 in Networking Standards: A Guide to OSI, LAN, and MAN Standards. Addison-Wesley, 1993, pp. 17-56.
|10||Emerging Technologies I||
Anthes, Gary. The Strain for 'Net Gain'. ComputerWorld, January 5, 1998, pp. 38-40.
Nolan, Richard L., and Robert S. Borsi. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, October 21, 1996, pp. 1-12. Article No. 9-397-014.
|11||Emerging Technologies II||
Morgan, Cynthia. Wired for Speed. Windows Magazine, December 1997.
|12||Technical Case Study - MIT's Network Configuration|
|III. Logical Connectivity|
|13||Distributed Homogeneous Databases||
Lindsay, Bruce. A Retrospective of R*: A Distributed Database Management System. Proceedings of the IEEE 75, No. 5, May 1987, pp. 668-673.
Ozsu, M. Tamer, and Patrick Valduriez. Distributed and Parallel Database Systems. ACM Computing Surveys 28, No. 1, March 1996, pp. 125-128.
|15||Distributed Heterogeneous Databases||
Thomas, Gomer, Glenn Thompson, Chin-wan Chung, Edward Barkmeyer, Fred Carter, Majorie Templeton, Stephen Fox, and Berl Hartman. Heterogeneous Distributed Database Systems for Production Use. ACM Computing Surveys 22, No. 3, September 1990, pp. 237-265.
Ozsu, M. Tamer, and Patrick Valduriez. Distributed DBMS Architecture. Chap. 4 in Distributed Database Systems. 2nd Edition. Prentice-Hall, 1999, pp. 82-100.
|16||View Integration Among Databases||
Batini, C., M. Lenzerin, and S. B. Navathe. A Comparative Analysis of Methodologies for Database Schema Integration. ACM Computing Surveys 18, No. 4, December 1986, pp. 323-364.
|17||Web as a Database||
Alter, Allan. MIT Professor Works to Create a New Web Order. ComputerWorld, June 20, 1997.
Firat, A., S. Madnick, and M. Siegel. The Caméléon Web Wrapper Engine. Proceedings of the VLDB2000 Workshop on Technologies for E-Services. September 14-15, 2000, [also MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper 4128], pp. 1-9.
Madnick, S. The Misguided Silver Bullet: What XML will and will NOT do to help Information Integration. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Integration and Web-Based Applications and Services. September 2001, [also MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper 4185], pp. 1-10.
Ozsu, M. Tamer, and Patrick Valduriez. Section 16.3: World Wide Web. Distributed Database Systems. 2nd Edition. Prentice-Hall, 1999, pp. 581-588.
Madnick, Stuart. Metadata Jones and the Tower of Babel: The Challenge of Large-Scale Semantic Heterogeneity. Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE Meta-Data Conference, April 6-7, 1999, pp. 1-13.
Berners-Lee, Tim, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. The Semantic Web. Scientific American, May 2001.
Bressan, S., C. Goh, N. Levina, S. Madnick, A. Shah, and M. Siegel. Context Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in the Context Interchange System. Journal of Applied Intelligence 13, 2000, [also MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper 4133], pp. 165-180.
|19||Component Architectures & Web Services||
Vaughan-Nichols, Steven J. Web Services: Beyond the Hype. Computer. February 2002, pp. 18-21.
Hansen, Mark, Stuart Madnick, and Michael Siegel. Process Aggregation Using Web Services. MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper. February 28, 2002, pp. 1-15.
Seetharaman, Krishnan. The CORBA Connection. Communications of the ACM 41, No. 10, October 1998, pp. 34-36.
|IV. Organizational Connectivity|
Ross, Jeanne. The ERP Revolution: Surviving Versus Thriving. MIT CISR Working Paper. November 1998, pp. 1-10.
Weick, Karl. Educational Organizations as Loosely Coupled Systems. Administrative Science Quarterly 21, March 1976, pp. 1-19.
|21||Markets and Hierarchies: Organizational Coupling||
Williamson, Oliver. The Organizational Failures Framework. Chap. 2 in Markets and Hierarchies. 1975, pp. 20-40.
Williamson, Oliver, and William Ouchi. The Markets and Hierarchies Program of Research: Origins, Implications, Prospects. Chap. 8 in Perspectives on Organizing Design and Behavior. A. H. Van de Ven and W. F. Joyce, eds. New York: 1981, pp. 347-370. [Reprinted in Power, Efficiency and Institutions: A Critical Appraisal of the "Markets and Hierarchies" Paradigm, J. Turk and P. Willman, eds. London: 1983, pp. 13-34, and in Theories of Organization, Henry Tosi, ed. New York: 1984, pp. 11.]
|22||Development of Standards||
Goodhue, Dale, Michael Wybo, and Laurie Kirsch. The Impact of Data Integration on the Costs and Benefits of Information Systems. MIS Quarterly, September 1992, pp. 293-311.
Goodhue, Dale, Michael Wybo, and Laurie Kirsch. Strategic Data Planning: Lessons From the Field. MIS Quarterly, March 1992, pp. 11-34.
Bader, Joan, Chris Hayward, Stuart Madnick, Jonathan Razo, and Michael Siegel. An Analysis of Data Standardization Across a Capital Markets / Financial Services Firm. MIT Sloan School of Management Working Paper. August 16, 1999, pp. 1-16.
|23||Motivating Strategic Alliances & Organizational Transformation||
Kotter, John. Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review, March-April 1995, pp. 59-67.
Osborn, Charley, Stuart Madnick, and Y. Richard Wang. Motivating Strategic Alliances for Composite Information Systems: The Case of a Major Regional Hospital. Journal of Management Information Science 6, No. 3, Winter 1989-90, pp. 99-117.
|24||Course Summary and Review|
|25||Selected Student Presentations|