|Managing Information Systems||
Managing Information Systems
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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.
New to the third edition (based on what our customers wanted)
The following online resources support the text:
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
Modern information technologies are transforming the delivery of goods and services, but managers face organisational and strategic issues as they decide how to respond to these opportunities.
This book draws on empirical research to present a distinct strategic and organisational perspective on the management of computer-based information systems.
Adopting a management approach, this third edition of Managing Information Systems: Strategy and Organisation maintains a four-part framework of foundations, strategy, organisation and implementation.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition includes:
The book also includes learning features designed to promote critical reflection and further research such as:
About the authors:
David Boddy is a Research Fellow in the Department of Management at the University of Glasgow. He teaches courses for experienced managers on the management issues raised by computer-based information systems, which is the focus of his research. He is the author of two other books: Management: An Introduction (2007); and Managing Projects: Building and Leading the Team (2002) both published by Pearson Education.
Albert Boonstra is an associate professor at the Faculty of Management and Organisation, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the human and organisational issues of implementing and using information and communication technologies. He teaches IT-management-related courses, and consults in the management of information systems for profit and not-for-profit organisations.
Graham Kennedy works in the internal consultancy division of the Royal Bank of Scotland. He has over eighteen years experience as a manager of change initiatives in industries as varied as financial services and engineering. This has provided him with many insights into the opportunities – and problems – which new technologies present to users.
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).