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Principles of Information Systems, Sixth Edition (MIS) 6th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0619064891
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"I am a student from Guangzhou, China. I have been admitted to the graduate program in Management Information Systems in the business school of FSU. When I was a junior majored in International Business(emphasis on e-Commerce), I studied your book, Principles of Information Systems,A Managerial Approach (Third Edition),as my textbook. This book is the most popular one about MIS here. It help us to learn how to apply Information Systems by a managerial skill. So I developed my great interest in MIS after studied your book and aimed to do further research about MIS. Fortunately, I have been admitted to FSU. I hope to meet you in this August and learn from you." -Yaoxiang Li

"The writers are quite talented and I couldn't put the work down once I'd started reading. I liked it and I think the students will find it easy to read and very interesting. Yes, the chapter is very interesting. I enjoyed reading it and anticipate that students will react the same. It's very well written in a tone that will appeal to students..the length and depth are appropriate for a course designed to teach principles. The self-assessment and cases and vignettes are great." - Lenora Jill Adams, Navarro College

"Because they have brought in current vignettes and current examples that everyone can relate to, even non-MIS majors should be able to easily follow and understand the concepts presented. The authors have done a great job of covering all the current trends, especially in the area of system development for E-Commerce applications. Also, their examples of how companies are developing current systems to detect terrorism and anthrax scares are really pertinent and current." - Cynthia Barnes, Lamar University

"The writing is very direct, to-the-point, and easy for a university student to read and understand. I wouldn't change anything regarding readability." - John Melrose, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

About the Author

Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, the University of New Orleans, and Florida State University. He has taught several courses through Florida State University's Study Abroad Program in London. Throughout the years, Dr. Stair has focused his teaching and research on information systems. He has endowed the Ralph Stair Prize in Innovative Education at Florida State University. He also provided funding for the Stair-Harkrider scholarship and the Ralph Stair Prize in Academic Improvement at his high school in Wisconsin.

Professor George Reynolds brings a wealth of business, teaching, and writing experience to this book. His successful business career spans four decades of working in government, institutional, and business IS organizations. Professor Reynolds combines this business and industry experience with exceptional teaching skills to deliver a text that is both practical and focused on the needs of today's student. Professor Reynolds has taught IS at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. He has held positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter & Gamble and Atos IT Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. Professor Reynolds has authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today's information technology and business.
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Product Details

  • Series: MIS
  • Hardcover: 692 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology; 6 edition (January 28, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0619064897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0619064891
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,508,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Having both studied and taught IS, I'll make two separate sets of comments - one for professors and one for students.
Students first... There is a well-done website that accompanies the book, which includes outlines, sample tests & quizzes, and related study materials. The text is about average in terms of readability in comparison to other texts on the subject (IS texts tend to read a little on the dry side). Unless your professor insists on the latest edition, you may be able to get by with a previous edition, since the chapter structures & content haven't been re-arranged much for the last two editions. You must be advised on the issue of using previous editions, though, since Stair and Reynolds do a fair job of keeping the material up-to-date.
For professors... In my experience, IS texts seem to fall into either a highly technical or highly managerial category. Stair and Reynolds do a fair job of plotting a course between the two, although I have found that the "technical" chapters seem to be a little too much for undergraduate business students in their standard "MIS" course (I've never taught engineering students, but the same may hold true for the "managerial" chapters on the other side of the fence). The text is accompanied with ample instructor resources, including a CD and a website with slideshows, notes, outlines, and various other pedagogical tools. The testbank is easy to use, but can be somewhat challenging for an undergraduate business student, adequate for an undergraduate MIS student, and contains enough "difficult" questions that you should be able to use it for a MBA students as well. I would pick something else for a graduate MS/ MIS curriculum.
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Format: Hardcover
mmm... If I didn't have to have this book as a course text, I would have soon discarded it. Maybe I'm missing the point of what PRINCIPLES of Information Systems are all about, but I get the distinct impression from this particular book that Principles of Information Systems is simply an exercise in 'reading someone's watch, then telling them the time'. The authors formalize with great diagrams, case histories and explanations, how Information Systems are structured in business today. However they only lightly touch on what principles (good logic if you wish), should be employed in designing a 'quality' Information System. The closest they really get to this is sometimes posing the issue in the question sections (answers not provided!). I know Information Systems is a lot more than simply knowing how existing ones structured but if you want to know more beyond this, don't expect to find answers in this book.
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Format: Hardcover
When I began this course, I felt lucky that I had already had a lot of experience in the world of e-commerce, just because I had problems paying attention to the book when I was reading it. I found myself doing two things at the same time in order to retain any of the information in it. It has a lot of information - but it's presented in an extremely boring manner. I put off reading quite a few chapters until the day before my final exam. The only thing of any interest were the case studies at the beginning of each chapter.
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Format: Hardcover
Prescribed to all new BCom students locally as part of an introductory informatics course, it serves it purpose colourfully and with lots of applications in real world situations. Not completely up to date on the newest issues, but worth a buy.
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This book is seriously a cure for insomnia. Now note that I am an information systems major at James Madison University, and I do find the material interesting, but the way this book is written, it will put you to sleep. Better have other textbooks handy if you are planning to read this in order to switch to them to wake up before continuing. It is VERY dry reading. Otherwise, it's a good text, and does convey the point.
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