MIS Cases: Decision Making with Application Software

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Pearson Prentice hall, 2004 - Business & Economics - 189 pages
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Appropriate for any course introducing management information systems from a business perspective. This casebook will serve as an ideal complement to most MIS/CIS textbooks. Designed to demonstrate how software can support managerial decision-making activities, this casebook features 24 cases (more than another casebook currently on the market) covering a wide range of functional areas throughout the business, including finance/accounting, HR, production, and information systems. The cases are spread across three difficulty levelsbasic, intermediate, and advanced. They present common managerial issues and problems, and encourage students to actually use their models to make decisions for the cases characters. They require students to apply spreadsheet, database, Web-page development, and/or presentation graphics software, often in an integrated manner. Many of the cases require students to prepare both written and oral presentations on their solutions. Among the topics covered in MIS Cases: Decision Making with Application Software Second Edition: forecasting, inventory decisions, what-if analyses, pricing strategies, billing decisions, and much more.

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Contents

Spreadsheets Case 1 Milligans Backyard Storage Kits
3
Piedmont Trailer Manufacturing Company
6
Maxis Grocery Mart
13
Klein Technology Seminars
19
Terrell Terrell Property Management Inc
29
Marks Collectibles
35
Megan Davis Convention Center
40
BJR Investments Inc
45
Susans Special Sauces
81
Granny Joans Cookies
91
Friends In Need
102
Second Time Around Movies
111
Tyrones Arcade Games
120
Keller Industries
130
ABC Inc s Health Benefits
140
Wright Brothers Airport Shuttle Service
150

Madisons Department Store
51
Baylee Byrd Playsets Inc
57
Edmund Grant Pharmaceutical Company
64
Kokos Canine Pet Club
71
Franklin University Student Scholarship Management
168
Web Page Development
182
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About the author (2004)

Dr. Lisa Miller is a professor of Information Systems and Operations Management for the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is currently serving as the chairperson for the Information Systems and Operations Management Department. She received her B.S. from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and her M.S. and Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Miller has over 17 years of teaching experience in the information systems area, having taught courses in systems analysis and design, data communications, management information systems, management information technology, and end user computing systems. She holds memberships in the Association of Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and Association for Information Systems. She has served on the SWFAD (now called FBD) Board of Directors and held several officer positions for SWAS (now called ABIS), including President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Her awards include the University of Central Oklahoma's CBA Distinguished Research Award and being named a 2003 Hauptman Fellow. Dr. Miller also serves as a consultant in the information systems area. Dr. Miller is the author of MIS Cases: Decision Making with Application Software.

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