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Information Systems : A Management Approach

Information Systems : A Management Approach - 2nd edition

Information Systems : A Management Approach - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780030224690

ISBN10: 0030224691

Information Systems : A Management Approach by Judith R. Gordon and Steven R. Gordon - ISBN 9780030224690
Edition: 2ND 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Dryden Press
Published:
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Information Systems : A Management Approach by Judith R. Gordon and Steven R. Gordon - ISBN 9780030224690

ISBN13: 9780030224690

ISBN10: 0030224691

Edition: 2ND 99

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Summary

Information Systems: A Management Approach focuses on the use of information technology to support the management of information. Specifically, it addresses the use of computer-based systems for determining the type of information that is needed for the effective performance of organizational activitites; collecting, accessing, and organizing this information, retrieving, handling, and processing the information once it is available; and interpreting and communicating it to diverse constituencies both inside and outside the organization. The book looks at the management of information from the perspectives of diverse levels and types of job holders in both the private and public sectors. In particular, it considers the management of information by staff, managers, and executives in diverse functions, such as marketing, manufacturing, human resources management, engineering, and finance, in all sized organizations.

Features

  • Current, real-world examples integrated throughout the text illustrate key concepts in action.
  • Extensive integration of web-based references and material ensure that the second edition remains current throughout its shelf-life.
  • Critical thinking skills are developed through the application of a four-step management approach. Students learn to analyze a situation, evaluate existing systems for managing information, propose new systems, and consider the issues associated with implementing them.
  • Issues associated with the globalization of business are highlighted throughout the text. Students consider the implications of managing information in transnational organizations with diverse cultures, skills, languages, and legal systems.
  • A strong focus on current technologies includes extensive material on the use of the internet, intranet, and other network tools to improve individual, team, and organizational advances in hardware design, the use of neural networks and multimedia in software development, and the development of programming tools for nonprogrammers, among other topics.
  • An integrated and comprehensive pedagogy allows students to test their knowledge of concepts through definitions of key terms, concepts questions, and discussion questions; apply the concepts in hands-on skills-based activities; practice their critical thinking skills in applying the four-step management model to real-world situation in presented in mini-cases and regular length cases; and experience the power of the internet through web-based activities.
  • An extensive discussion of the use of information technology to help address current management issues, concerns, and processes, such as customer focus, continuous improvement, business process redesign, design-build teams, self-managing work groups, and new organizational structures, such as virtual organizations, allows students to understand and select effective technological solutions to business problems.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Information Management In A Global Economy
Chapter 2: The Organization And Information Management
Chapter 3: Hardware Technology
Chapter 4: Software Technology
Chapter 5: Database Management Systems
Chapter 6: Internal Network
Chapter 7: The Internet And Other External Networks
Chapter 8: Automation And Support Systems
Chapter 9: Transaction Processing Systems
Chapter 10: Management Information Systems
Chapter 11: Strategic Information Systems
Chapter 12: Systems Planning, Development, And Implement
Chapter 13: Managing The Delivery Of Information Services.


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Information Systems : Management Approach by Steven R. Gordon - ISBN 9780471273189