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Management Information Systems, 7th Edition

  • Kenneth J. Sousa Bryant University
  • Effy Oz Penn State University
  • ISBN-10: 1285186133  |  ISBN-13: 9781285186139
  • 592 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2005
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $206.75
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Drawing from the latest developments and practices from the field, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 7e combines a wealth of case studies and real-world examples to deliver the ideal resource for upper-level business students and MBA students. Popular with students and instructors alike, the text continues to provide a clear emphasis on the business and management elements of information technology. The new edition offers the most current coverage available, including expanded discussions of social networking, IT security, mobile computing, and much more. From overviews of the information age to online business and business intelligence, readers gain a sound balance of the technical and business elements of information technology. In addition, numerous business cases integrated throughout the text enable students to apply what they learn to real-world practice--equipping them with skills they can immediately put into action in the business world.

Features and Benefits

  • Business cases included in part and chapter openers, throughout each chapter, and at the end of every chapter give students plenty of experience applying chapter concepts to real-world practice.
  • Detailed illustrations clarify the book’s more complex concepts, ensuring students have a thorough understanding as they progress through the book.
  • Featured in every chapter, Ethical and Societal Issues equip readers with professional skills as well as responsible and ethical methods for using those skills.
  • Numerous current and relevant real-world examples give students insight into a wide variety of businesses.
  • New and updated end-of-chapter Real Cases include critical thinking questions to help students apply what they learn to real-world scenarios.
  • Chapters close with review and discussion questions that reinforce key information and help students maximize their study time.
  • Emphasis on networked businesses and strategic uses of information technologies prepares students for professional careers.
  • Offering a wealth of resources, the Instructor's Manual was developed by the author so that it correlates directly with the book, allowing instructors to spend less time preparing teaching notes.

Table of Contents

1. Business Information Systems: An Overview.
2. Strategic Uses of Information Systems.
3. Business Functions and Supply Chains.
4. Business Hardware.
5. Business Software.
6. Business Networks and Telecommunications.
7. Databases and Data Warehouses.
8. The Web-enabled Enterprise.
9. Challenges of Global Information Systems.
10. Decision Support and Expert Systems.
11. Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management.
12. Systems Planning and Development.
13. Choices in Systems Acquisitions.
14. Risks, Security, and Disaster Recovery.

What's New

  • Thoroughly revised and updated, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 7e offers the most current coverage available. All examples, illustrations, boxed features, and references are completely up to date.
  • Extensive new coverage is given to emerging and expanding issues such as social networking, IT security, and mobile computing.
  • Also available with the exciting new Seventh Edition, SAM 2013 gets your students workplace-ready. The market-leading proficiency-based assessment and training solution for Microsoft Office 2013 provides an active, hands-on environment that helps students master Microsoft Office skills and computer concepts that are essential to academic and career success, delivering the most comprehensive online learning solution for your course.
  • A brand-new case scenario gives students the opportunity to integrate business IT principles, view IS issues in action, and to solve business problems related to IT just as they arise in the real world. The running case approach shows students how the full range of business functions operate while gaining an in-depth knowledge of a specific business.
  • MANAGEMENT INFORMATIONS SYSTEMS, 7e incorporates more applications, cases, and projects in the full range of business functions and industries throughout.
  • Responding to instructors’ enthusiastic reception of Points of Interest, a wealth of updated sidebar statistics, anecdotes, and short stories were added to this edition which add an interesting and entertaining aspect to the main chapter text.


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kenneth J. Sousa

Kenneth J. Sousa, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bryant University. Dr. Sousa’s teaching and research areas include electronic commerce, database management systems, applications development, information systems strategy, project management, and systems development. Before joining the faculty at Bryant, he held several industry positions in consulting and information systems. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University, a Master of Business Administration from Bryant College and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. His doctoral research focused on the use of electronic business technology within the purchasing activities of manufacturing businesses. He is a member of the Decision Sciences Institute and Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.

Effy Oz

Effy Oz was a Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at the Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley. In addition to publishing and presenting numerous academic and professional articles, Professor Oz authored best-selling textbooks in the areas of management information systems, e-commerce, and IT ethics. He served on the editorial boards of ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS as well as several academic journals. He received his MBA from the Hebrew University and his DBA from Boston University.