Principles of Information Systems: A Managerial Approach
Thomson/Course Technology, 2003 - Management information systems. - 692 pages
Information technologies and strategies for managing them can change rapidly, but the information systems principles guiding both remain timeless. These principles continue to form the backbone of this textbook and are used to guide readers through every chapter. By presenting the details and the big picture, Ralph Stair and George Reynolds put the lessons of managing information systems into an understandable and memorable context. Each chapter starts with Learning Objectives clearly tied to principles, and it is these principles that link the tools and concepts together throughout. This new Sixth Edition also offers completely updated coverage as well as an increased focus on the effects of globalization on information systems. Readers get the best possible foundation to prepare them for the rapidly changing pace of business today.
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