Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm

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For junior-, senior-, and graduate-level courses in Management Information Systems.

These best selling authors know Information Systems knowledge is essential for creating competitive firms, managing global corporations, and providing useful products and services to customers. Their book introduced management information systems that students will find vital to their professional success. It emphasizes the digital integration of the firm through enterprise applications (management of the supply chain, customer relationships, enterprise systems, and knowledge) by using their gold standard approach of relating MIS to Management, the Organization and Technology.

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About the Author:

Kenneth C. Laudon is a Professor of Information Systems at New York University's Stern School of Business. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has authored eleven books dealing with information systems, organizations, and society. Professor Laudon has also written over forty articles concerned with the social, organizational, and management impacts of information systems, privacy, ethics, and multimedia technology.

Professor Laudon's current research is on the planning and management of large-scale information systems and multimedia information technology. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation to study the evolution of national information systems at the Social Security Administration, the IRS, and the FBI. A part of this research is concerned with computer-related organizational and occupational changes in large organizations, changes in management ideology, changes in public policy, and understanding productivity change in the knowledge sector.

Ken Laudon has testified as an expert before the United States Congress. He has been a researcher and consultant to the Office of Technology Assessment (United States Congress) and to the Office of the President, several executive branch agencies, and Congressional Committees. Professor Laudon also acts as an in-house educator for several consulting firms and as a consultant on systems planning and strategy to several Fortune 500 firms. Ken works with the Concours Group to provide advice to firms developing enterprise systems.

Ken Laudon's hobby is sailing.

Jane Price Laudon is a management consultant in the information systems area and the author of seven books. Her special interests include systems analysis, data management, MIS auditing, software evaluation, and teaching business professionals how to design and use information systems.

Jane received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, her M.A. from Harvard University, and her B.A. from Barnard College. She has taught at Columbia University and the New York University Graduate School of Business. She maintains a lifelong interest in Oriental languages and civilizations.

The Laudons have two daughters, Erica and Elisabeth.

Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm reflects a deep understanding of MIS research and teaching as well as practical experience designing and building real-world systems.

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It's not business as usual anymore . . .

Why? Because digital firms are emerging. Businesses can no longer survive today without becoming digital. That's why you need the Laudons' Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, seventh edition, an indispensable text for anyone who wants to succeed in the e-business world.

What is the Digital Firm?

It's a firm where any piece of information required for business decisions is available at any time and anywhere in the organization. It's a firm where all the significant business relationships are digitally enabled. The Laudons will show you how to organize, manage, communicate, and lead as more firms go digital in the coming years.

THE LAUDON ADVANTAGE

The Laudons' Management Information Systems is the world's top-selling MIS text. Here you'll find opportunities to build the skills and acquire the knowledge you'll need to use information systems successfully in your business career.

Leading-Edge

If you want to know how to take maximum advantage of the latest technology and business trends, the Laudons are the place to start. Along with MIS foundation concepts, you'll find the most up-to-the-minute coverage of leading-edge topics, such as: digital firms, e-commerce, e-business, the wireless Web, enterprise systems, customer relationship management, supply chain management, application service providers, on-line storage services, optical networks, broadband access, peer-to-peer computing, business-to-business exchanges, scalability, and high-availability computing.

The Laudon Management-Organisation-Technology Framework

You'll need a framework to help you understand and analyze business problems and information systems as you move into the business world. The Laudons' Management-Organization-Technology framework is a well respected methodology in the field of Management Information Systems. You'll see it emphasized in cases, in-text explanations, and projects throughout the text.

The Laudons' Management Information Systems, seventh edition, is a text that not only offers you the most current and well-respected insights into the MIS field but a companion you'll want to use over and over again in your current courses and future career.

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