Designing Management Information Systems

Paperback | February 28, 2009

byHans Van Der Heijden

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Management information systems (MIS) produce the information that managers use to make important strategic decisions. This book covers the essential managerial skills that are necessary to design these systems. In contrast to other books on management information systems, this book takes a decidedly managerial perspective. It focuses on how managers perceive and respond to information, and on their need to use this information to make important decisions.The book considers how systems can be designed to combat 'information overload' experienced by managers, using such techniques as data aggregation and data visualization. Chapters provide an in-depth and practical consideration of these topics, focusing on the use of information systesms formanagerial decision making. Designing Management Information Systems covers the topics of key performance indicator monitoring, and of shortlisting and selecting alternatives from a range of options. These are managerial decisions for which MIS are particularly useful, and which managers face on adaily basis. This is the first book offering practical guidance on how systems should be designed to support these decisions.It is written for managers, those studying business, management, and IT, and those developing MIS on behalf of management.

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Management information systems (MIS) produce the information that managers use to make important strategic decisions. This book covers the essential managerial skills that are necessary to design these systems. In contrast to other books on management information systems, this book takes a decidedly managerial perspective. It focuses o...

Hans van der Heijden is Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He holds a Ph.D. in management information systems from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands. Before embarking on his academic career Professor Van der Heijden spent four years working in industry...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.37 inPublished:February 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199546339

ISBN - 13:9780199546336

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Management Information SystemsPart I: Designing Information Systems2. Structuring Data, part I3. Structuring Data, part 24. Querying Data5. Aggregating Data6. Visualizing DataPart II: Supporting Management Decisions7. Monitoring Key Performance Indicators8. Selecting Alternatives9. EpilogueAppendix: Transaction Data for Sales Department Case