For undergraduate and graduate MIS courses.
This edition gives an in-depth look at how today's businesses use information technologies.
Many businesses look for candidates who know how to use information systems, making a general understanding of information systems an asset to any business student. Laudon and Laudon continue to define the MIS course for all business majors by emphasizing how business objectives shape the application of new information systems and technologies.
The ninth edition focuses on currency and cutting-edge topics.
NEW! Seeing Concepts in Action: Online Video Case Package. Heighten your students interest in MIS and help them apply chapter concepts with short, engaging online videos. Every chapter contains at least two business video cases (twenty-four videos in all) that explain how businesses and managers use IS, describe new management practices, explore concepts discussed in the chapter. Each video case is centered around a real-world company, and contains a background case and study questions in the text. Additional Instructional Videos provide even more support for each chapter's content.
NEW! Applying Chapter Concepts to the Real World: Management Decision Problems. Two new Management Decision Problems are included per chapter in this edition. These problems teach students how to apply chapter concepts to real-world business scenarios, helping them strengthen their analytical and decision-making skills.
NEW! Working Together: Collaboration and Teamwork Projects. Each chapter features a collaborative project that encourages students working in teams to use Google sites, Google Docs, and other open-source collaboration tools.
- The first team project in Chapter 1 asks students to build a collaborative Google site.
Understanding the Connections Between Information Systems and Business: Business Driven Real-World Examples. This text helps students see the direct connection between information systems and business performance by offering a variety of real-world examples from business and public organizations. In-text examples feature companies such as:
Getting Hands-On Experience: MIS-Related Business Activities. There is no better way to learn about MIS than by doing MIS! The authors provide hands-on projects where students can work with real-world business scenarios and data, learning first-hand what MIS is all about. Features include:
- Hands-On MISEach chapter concludes with a Hands-On MIS section containing three types of projects: a running case project; a hands-on application software exercise using Microsoft® Excel, Access or Web page development tools; and a project that develops Internet business skills.
- Interactive SessionsTwo short cases in each chapter have been redesigned as Interactive Sessions to be used in the classroom to simulate student interest and active learning. Each case concludes with case study questions and Web activities for further exploration.
Finding a Solution: Problem-Solving Perspective. A four-step problem-solving method is introduced in Chapter 1 that students can use throughout the course and for analyzing case studies. This method will show students how real-world companies identified and ultimately solved key business challenges using information systems and technologies. Students will learn how to:
- Identify a business problem
- Design alternative solutions
- Choose the correct solution
Preparing for the Job Market: Career Resources Online. Career Resources are integrated throughout the learning system on the texts Companion Website, showing why students need to know about specific topics and how the knowledge will help them in their future career. The Companion Website offers:
- Job-hunting guides
- Instructions on how to build a Digital Portfolio demonstrating the business knowledge, application software proficiency, and Internet skills acquired from using the text.
NEW! More Europe, Middle East, India and Asia content coverage: Help students in these regions relate better to the MIS concepts.
Middle East-Opening Case:"Hyperone: Solutions to Achieving Business Objectives"
Middle East-nteractive Session: Management, "El-Alamein for Printing and Packaging Goes Digital"
Middle East-Case Study, "Improving Business Intelligence Through Spend Visibility"
Middle East-Opening Case, "Al-Mansour Automotive: IT-Enabled Success"
Middle East-Interactive Session: Organizations, entitled "Albassamis Job is not feasible without I.T." a case about the Albassami International Group
of NTUC Income", featuring the modernization of NTUC, one of Singapores largest insurers
Asia-Case Study "Soundbuzzs music strategy for Asia-Pacific,"
Asia-Interactive Session "Green IT at Wipro,"
Asia-Interactive Session Security at ICICI Bank
Australia-Opening Case "Ethical issues facing the use of technologies for the aged community," care homes in Australia
Case Study "Knowledge management and collaboration at Tata Consulting Services,"
India-Closing Case, "Structured Project Implementation Methodology at Focus", case study about the Indian software company Focus
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Integrating Material with AACSB Learning Objectives. In this text, the authors support AACSB efforts to encourage assessment-based education. The front-end papers of this edition identify students learning objectives and anticipated outcomes for Hands-On MIS projects.
- Because each school is different and may have different missions and learning objectives, the authors provide custom advice on how to use this text. Please email the authors or contact your local Pearson representative for contact information.
Learning Track Modules. The Learning Tracks feature gives instructors the flexibility to provide in-depth coverage of the topics they choose. Provided at the end of each chapter, students are directed to short essays or additional chapters on the Laudon Companion Website. This supplementary material takes students deeper into MIS topics, concepts and debates; reviews basic technology concepts; and provides additional hands-on software instruction.