|| ILM4810 |
|| MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS [OL] |
|| 2006/2007 |
|| Mr Hugh J Preston |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Ms Tanya C Rogers |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || Two lecture/practical sessions of 1 hour each per week |
|| Lecture || 11 Hours. |
|| Practical || 8 Hours. |
|| Other || 2 Hours. Video Lecture. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Report ( circa 2,000 - 2,500 words including graphs) ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe the information needs of managers;
Assess the value of decision-making skills amongst managers;
Appreciate the design of forecasting systems which support management decisions;
Design a simple decision support system to provide senior management reports;
Evaluate management information systems using a tool-box of measurement criteria.
The module aims to encourage an understanding of information as a resources in organisational decision making and of the principles behind systems developed to use information in decision support.
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Journal of Information Systems, (1), 1991, 223-232
Avison D E and Fitzgerald G Information Systems Development: methodologies, techniques and tools,
2nd. Blackwell Scientific Publications (1995) - Previous 1988 edition is also useful although it does not include the most recent methologies
BNB Research Fund Report 61 Availability and value of library managment information: a feasibility study, 1992
Baird P Expert Systmes for Decison Making 1987
Barron M and argett D The Manager's Guide to Business Forecasting, 1985
Broady, J and Hayward T The role of information in the strategic management process.
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Brophy P Management information systems and performances measurements for the electric library (MIEL2)
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Daniels A and Yeates D Basic Systems Analysis
Davenport L and Cronin B Strategic information management: forging the value chain.
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Earl M J and Skyrme D J. Hybrid Managers - what do we know about them?
Journal of Information Systems, 2, 1992, 169-187
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Journal of Forecasting, 11, 1992, 225-270
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Fuller-Love N and Cooper J How inofrmation technology shapes strategy in the steel industry: a case study of British Steel
International Journal of Information Management, 14, 1994, 295-306
Handy C B Understanding Organizations 1993
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Macarthur P J et al. A strategy for evaluating information system design for business process re-engineering
International Journal of Information Management, 14, 1994, 237-251
Makridakis S and Wheelwright S C Forecasting Methods for Management
Marlow C and Preston H Inofrmation contracting tools in a cancer specialist unit: the role of Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs)
Inofrmation Research, 4/2 October 1998
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McBride N The rise and fall of an executive information system: a case study
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Palmer A and Worthington I The Business and Marketing Environment
Parker C and Case T (1993) Management information systems: strategy and action
2nd. Mitchell McGaw-Hill,
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Rappaport A Information for decision making: readings in cost and managerial accounting -1982
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Underwood P G Soft systems analysis and the managment of libraries, information services and resource centres.
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Underwood Peters G Managing changes in libraries and inofromation service: a systems approach, 1990
Yeates D Project Maangement for information systems
preston H and Hayward T An evaluation of case study methodology within information system research in Wilson T D and Allen D K (eds) Exploring Contexts Behaviour
London, Taylor Graham, 1999, 597-608
Belhhlav J A and Raho L E 'Perceptions of the organisational information system'
Journal of information Science 13, 1987, 247-251
Information Systems Journal ( formely the Journal of Information Systems)
International Journal of Information Management
Journal of Forecasting
Journal of Information Science
Journal of Marketing
DECIMAL Decision making in Libraries: decision research for the development of intergrated library systems
DECIDE Decision Support Models: a decision support system for European Academic and Public Libraries
EQLIPSE Evaluation and Quality in Library Performance: System for Europe
MINSTREL Management Information Software Tool - Research in Libraries
These projects are all intergrated by CAMILE - Concerted Action on Management Information for Libraries in Europe.
This module is at CQFW Level 7