Systems Analysis and Design: An Active Approach

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Análisis de sistemas - 483 pages
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This text provides a comprehensive active learning approach designed to help students acquire the theoretical base and practical tools and techniques needed in analyzing and designing systems. It presents activities in an experiential manner that integrates computer technology, role-playing, multi-criteria peer evaluation and team presentations.

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GEORGE M. MARAKAS is an associate professor of information systems and the BAT Faculty Fellow in Global IT Strategy at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. His teaching expertise includes systems analysis and design, technology-assisted decision making, electronic commerce, managing IS resources, behavioral IS research methods, and data visualization and decision support. In addition, he is an active researcher in the areas of systems analysis methods, data mining and visualization, creativity enhancement, conceptual data modeling, and computer self-efficacy. He is the recipient of the Center for Teaching Excellence-Lilly Teaching Fellowship and the highly prestigious Krowe Foundation Award for Innovation Excellence in Teaching. His research has appeared in the top journals in his field, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, International Journal of Human Computer Studies, and European Journal of Information Systems. In addition, Dr. Marakas is the author of the top-selling textbook Decision Support in the 21st Century for Prentice Hall Publishing.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Marakas enjoyed a successful career as an analyst and systems designer in both the banking and real estate industries. As a result, Dr. Marakas is also an active consultant to a number of organizations, including Citibank-Asia, Nokia Corporation, United Information Systems, Federal National Mortgage Association, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Treasury, The National Institute of Drug Abuse, Burger King Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, and British-American Tobacco, among many others. In addition, Dr. Marakas is considered a lading expert in the area of electronic commerce strategy, and he travels the globe lecturing and consulting on e-business issues for large, multinational corporations.

Dr. Marakas is a Novell Certified Network Engineer and has been involved in the corporate beta testing program for Microsoft Corporation since 1990. He is also an active member of a number of professional IS organizations and is an avid golfer, a PADI-certified divemaster, and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

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