Management Information Systemstakes a management perspective towards IS identifiing the issues of organisation and strategy that managers face as they decide how to respond to technological opportunities.
The book draws on extensive research to present a distinct organisational perspective on the management of information systems, following the argument that managing successive IS projects as part of a coherent organisational process (rather than as isolated technological events) will produce an information system that enhances broader strategy. The book also includes many case studies which will enable readers to understand and resolve practical and strategic IS challenges.
It is written for students on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, or undertaking professional qualifications.
Case questions to explore the link between current practice and theoretical perspectives
MIS in practice and Activity boxes to encourage the reader to reflect on the themes explored in the chapter
End-of-chapter questions to enable readers to test their understanding of topics
Weblinks and references to offer sources of further information and ideas.
New to This Edition
New to the third edition (based on what our customers wanted)
A brand new chapter on the social contexts of information systems
Coverage of key issues such as data privacy and intellectual property
Two chapters on implementation have been combined into one (ch. 9)
Eight new Chapter Cases on: Tesco, Google, Intel, Zara, NHS Connect, Cemex, Nokia and the BBC. Siemens and RBS cases completely updated
Many new short examples (MIS in Practice), and over 100 new references
New Weblinks recommend websites to support further research
The following online resources support the text:
For Instructors: teaching manual, powerpoint slides
Table of Contents
Part 1: Foundations 1: Learning Objectives Introduction 2: Emerging technologies for information systems 3: Social contexts of information services
Part 2: Strategy 4: Using information systems to reinvent strategy 5: Using IS to rethink business processes
Part 3: Organisation 6: Cultures, structures and politics 7: Organising and positioning IS activities 8: People and information services
Part 4: Implementation 9: Managing implementation 10: The costs and benefits of IS
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About the Author(s)
David Boddy is a Research Fellow at the School of Business & Management, University of Glasgow. He is author of two other books published by Pearson Education: Management, an Introduction (2007) and Managing Projects (2002).