Managing Information Systems

Series
Financial Times
Author
David Boddy / Albert Boonstra / Graham Kennedy  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
336
Pub.-date
November 2008
ISBN13
9780273716815
ISBN
0273716816
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Description

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.

 

Features

  • 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

    Back Cover

    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:

    • A new chapter on the social contexts of information systems, including discussions of data privacy, intellectual property and ethics
    • Substantially revised material on implementation in Part Four, combining both conceptual and practical issues, and covering the problems of assessing costs and benefits
    • New and revised recurring chapter cases illustrating current practices in companies such as Zara, Google, Tesco, RBS and Nokia  

    The book also includes learning features designed to promote critical reflection and further research such as:

    • 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.

     

    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.

     

     

    Author

    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).


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