Human Factors in Management Information Systems

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Jane M. Carey
Intellect Books, 1988 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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This text is designed to aid understanding of the broad context of human factors in a systems context and also provides guidelines and examples to aid in specific domains. This intergrated set of technical and behavioural readings are all directed at the human opportunities and problems associated with the design and implementation of information systems.
 

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