M: Information Systems


Author: Paige Baltzan,Amy Phillips
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780073376837
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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The visual impact of the magazine format will win students over quickly. They’ll love the price. And the fascinating, sometimes hard-to-believe real examples will keep them reading. Baltzan and Phillips approach discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives drive technology choices in a corporation. Therefore, every discussion addresses the business needs first and addresses the technology that supports those needs second. This approach takes the difficult and often intangible MIS concepts, brings them down to the student’s level, and applies them using a hands-on approach to reinforce the concepts. M: Information Systems provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, etc. M: Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength in an organization. The story behind M: We have heard over and over again that the modern learner has a completely new and different set of needs from a learning package. These new ‘digital natives’ have developed cognitive thinking patterns that are different from those of earlier generations of students. It’s important that educators recognize these differences in students, and that they also account for students with differing learning styles. Students today rely on technology as an important tool in their educational and personal lives. M: Information Systems accounts for these differences in students today and appeals more effectively to digital natives. An emphasis is placed on the visual and technology component of the product offering (Connect Interactives), while the text remains a (important) supporting tool for their learning in the course. Students today are used to active learning experiences which is what M: Information Systems provides. The book in combination with the Interactives in Connect MIS provide students with a rich, interactive experience that enhances the text content, and keeps them actively engaged in the course content. Students today are also used to feedback and ‘payoff’ - Connect MIS provides these interactive rewards for learning the course content. For instructors opting not to adopt Connect MIS, M: Information Systems will still appeal to this generation of students looking for a quick read and insight that is also entertaining.

Management Information Systems


Author: Gerald Post,David Lee Anderson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780072947793
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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Post opens every chapter with a business problem and uses the chapter to explain the processes and technology that can solve the problem. This greater emphasis on problem-solving enables the instructor to quickly show “why” this material matters.

Foundations of Information Systems


Author: Vladimir Zwass
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780697133120
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 695
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The text is written for the Management Information Systems course taught either at undergraduate level in the Junior year, or at MBA-level. Many students will NOT be MIS majors, but need to know what IS can do for them as managers. Vladimir Zwass is a distinguished and respected author in the MIS field.

Management Information Systems

Managing the Digital Firm
Author: Kenneth C. Laudon,Jane P. Laudon
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133898318
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyMISLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyMISLab search for ISBN-10 :013405847X/ISBN-13: 9780134058474 . That package includes ISBN-10: 0133898164/ISBN-13: 9780133898163 and ISBN-10: 0133974529/ ISBN-13: 9780133974522 . For undergraduate and graduate Management Information Systems courses. An in-depth exploration of how businesses successfully manage information In its Fourteenth Edition , Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm continues to define courses in Management Information Systems. Designed for business school students, the text provides insight into how today's businesses leverage information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives. Providing comprehensive and integrative coverage of essential new technologies and information system applications, as well their impact on business models and managerial decision-making, Management Information Systems increases student engagement and enhances learning through vivid examples. In this new edition, students will find the most up-to-date, relevant information about information systems used by today’s businesses–capturing students’ attention no matter their industry or vertical of interest. With the help of this text, students will build skills sought after in today’s workplace. Later on, they will be able to understand, participate in, and eventually lead management discussions and drive decisions about their firm’s information systems. Also available with MyMISLab MyMISLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Managing Information Systems

Ten Essential Topics
Author: Jun Xu,Mohammed Quaddus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9491216899
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 166
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Information systems (IS)/Information technology(IT) has become an essential part and a major resource of the organization. IS/IT is a major resource that can radically affect the structure of an organisation, the way it serves customers, and the way it helps people in organisations to communicate both internally and externally, and the way an organisation runs its business. Managing information and information systems effectively and efficiently have become an essential part of the life of 21st century managers. This book is about Managing information and information systems and focuses on relationships between information, information systems/information technology, people and business. The impacts, roles, risks, challenges as well as emerging trends of information systems will be an important element of the book. At the same time, many strategic and contemporary uses of information systems such as implementing enterprise planning systems for improving internal operation, adopting customer relationship management systems and supply chain management systems to enhance relations with customers and suppliers/partners respectively, and establishing knowledge management systems for better managing organizational knowledge resources as well as using different information systems for supporting managers’ decision making in all levels will be an integral part of the book. In addition, essential and critical information systems management skills including using information systems for competitive advantages, planning and evaluating information systems, system development & implementing information systems, and managing information systems operations will be a critical part of the book.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009


Author: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602393206
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 890
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A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.

Management Information Systems, 4th Edition


Author: R. Kelly Rainer,Brad Prince,Hugh J. Watson
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118890434
Category: Computers
Page: 528
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The 4th Edition of Management Information Systems promotes active learning like no other text in the market. Each chapter is comprised of tightly coupled concepts and section-level student activities that transport your students from passively learning about IS to doing IS in a realistic context.

Corporate Governance

Principles, Policies, and Practices
Author: R. I. Tricker,Robert Ian Tricker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198702752
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 584
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Written by the 'father of corporate governance', this text is an authoritative guide to the frameworks of power that govern organizations. The third edition covers key developments since the financial crisis, including aggressive tax avoidance, executive pay, and whistle-blowing.The book is divided into three clear parts that firstly outline the models and principles of governance, before analysing corporate policy, codes, and practice. International case studies provide real-world examples and a chapter dedicated to global corporate governance illustrates regulation in such diverse regions as Brazil, Russia, the Middle East, and North Africa. This comparative perspective ensures students are able to evaluate the importance of culture in various attitudes to governance. In addition, self-test questions, with solutions provided at the end of the text, enable the reader to directly test their knowledge and assess their progress throughout.This complete approach ensures students have a fundamental understanding of all aspects of corporate governance and its essential role in real-world business practice. New to this editionFull coverage of new developments in the subject, including ethical culture, aggressive tax avoidance, attitudes to risk, executive remuneration, and whistle-blowing.Comprehensively updated to address key changes in company law and new corporate regulation.Provides a diverse range of new case studies, including examples from HBOS Bank, Goldman Sachs, and News International.Includes additional coverage of global attitudes to the role of women on executive boards and ideas from around the world on the issue of quotas.

Introduction to Information Systems - Loose Leaf


Author: James O'Brien,George Marakas
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073376882
Category: Computers
Page: 768
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The benchmark text for the syllabus organized by technology (a week on databases, a week on networks, a week on systems development, etc.) taught from a managerial perspective. O’Brien defines technology and then explains how companies use the technology to improve performance. Real world cases finalize the explanation.

Business Driven Technology


Author: Paige Baltzan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077637992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 624
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Unlike any other MIS textbook franchise, our Baltzan texts (Business Driven Technology, Business Driven Information Systems and M: Information Systems) discuss various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion in these texts first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs.

Cultural Heritage Information

Access and management
Author: Ian Ruthven,G. G. Chowdhury
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856049302
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 360
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This book provides an overview of various challenges and contemporary research activities in cultural heritage information focusing particularly on the cultural heritage content types, their characteristic and digitization challenges; cultural heritage content organization and access issues; users and usability as well as various policy and sustainability issues associated with digital cultural heritage information systems and services. Cultural Heritage Information, the first book in the peer-reviewed i-Research series, contains eleven chapters that have been contributed by seventeen leading academics from six countries. The book begins with an introductory chapter that provides a brief overview of the topic of digital cultural heritage information with the subsequent chapters addressing specific issues and research activities in this topic. The ordering of the chapters moves from scene setting on policies and infrastructures, through considerations of interaction, access and objects, through to concrete system implementations. The book concludes by looking forward to issues around sustainability, in the widest sense, that are necessary to think about in order to maximize the availability and longevity of our digital cultural heritage. The key topics covered are: - Managing digital cultural heritage information - Digital humanities and digital cultural heritage (alt-history and future directions) - Management of cultural heritage information: policies and practices - Cultural heritage information: artefacts and digitization technologies - Metadata in cultural contexts – from manga to digital archives in linked open data environment - Managing cultural heritage: information systems architecture - Cultural heritage information users and usability - A framework for classifying and comparing interactions in cultural heritage information systems - Semantic access and exploration in cultural heritage digital libraries - Supporting exploration and use of digital cultural heritage materials: the PATHS perspective - Cultural heritage information services: sustainability issues. Readership: This will be essential reading for researchers in Information Science specifically in the areas of digital libraries, digital humanities and digital culture. It will also be useful for practitioners and students in these areas who want to know the different research issues and challenges and learn how they have been handled in course of various research projects in these areas.

Information Systems Theory

Explaining and Predicting Our Digital Society
Author: Yogesh K. Dwivedi,Michael R. Wade,Scott L. Schneberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441997074
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 446
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The overall mission of this book is to provide a comprehensive understanding and coverage of the various theories and models used in IS research. Specifically, it aims to focus on the following key objectives: To describe the various theories and models applicable to studying IS/IT management issues. To outline and describe, for each of the various theories and models, independent and dependent constructs, reference discipline/originating area, originating author(s), seminal articles, level of analysis (i.e. firm, individual, industry) and links with other theories. To provide a critical review/meta-analysis of IS/IT management articles that have used a particular theory/model. To discuss how a theory can be used to better understand how information systems can be effectively deployed in today’s digital world. This book contributes to our understanding of a number of theories and models. The theoretical contribution of this book is that it analyzes and synthesizes the relevant literature in order to enhance knowledge of IS theories and models from various perspectives. To cater to the information needs of a diverse spectrum of readers, this book is structured into two volumes, with each volume further broken down into two sections. The first section of Volume 1 presents detailed descriptions of a set of theories centered around the IS lifecycle, including the Success Model, Technology Acceptance Model, User Resistance Theories, and four others. The second section of Volume 1 contains strategic and economic theories, including a Resource-Based View, Theory of Slack Resources, Portfolio Theory, Discrepancy Theory Models, and eleven others. The first section of Volume 2 concerns socio-psychological theories. These include Personal Construct Theory, Psychological Ownership, Transactive Memory, Language-Action Approach, and nine others. The second section of Volume 2 deals with methodological theories, including Critical Realism, Grounded Theory, Narrative Inquiry, Work System Method, and four others. Together, these theories provide a rich tapestry of knowledge around the use of theory in IS research. Since most of these theories are from contributing disciplines, they provide a window into the world of external thought leadership.

Management Information Systems


Author: James A. O'Brien,George M. Marakas
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9780073323091
Category: Computers
Page: 628
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The benchmark text for the syllabus organized by technology (a week on databases, a week on networks, a week on systems development, etc.) taught from a managerial perspective. O’Brien defines technology and then explains how companies use the technology to improve performance. Real world cases finalize the explanation.