Module Identifier ILM5810  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Mohan Ravindranathan  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Hugh J Preston, Ms Tanya C Rogers  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours.  
  Practical   8 Hours.  
  Other   2 Hours. Video Lecture.  
  Lecture   Two lecture/practical sessions of 1 hour each per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Report ( circa 2,000 - 2,500 words including graphs)  100%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed coursework   

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
To enable students to :

. Describe the information needs of managers


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.

Reading Lists

Adams R J Decision Support Systems on Academic Libraries, 1991
Andreu R Ricart J E and Valor J 'The strategic dimension of transactional information systems: some organisational implications' 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. College Research Fund, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Brophy P Management information systems and performances measurements for the electric library (MIEL2)
Curtis G Business Information Systems: analysis, design and practice
Daniels A and Yeates D Basic Systems Analysis
Davenport L and Cronin B Strategic information management: forging the value chain. Internatinal Journal of inofrmation management 8(1) March 1988, 25-34
Earl M J and Skyrme D J. Hybrid Managers - what do we know about them? Journal of Information Systems, 2, 1992, 169-187
Fisher P G and Wallis K F Seasonality on large macroeconometric models Journal of Forecasting, 11, 1992, 225-270
Forgionne G Quantitative decision making, 1986
Fuller-Love N and Cooper J How information 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 4th.
Heymann H G Decision ssupport systemsin finance and accounting, 1998
Jackson IF Corporate Information Management 1986
Johnson G and Scholes K Exploring Corporate Strategy: text cases Prentice-Hall 1989
Keen PGW and Scott Morton M S Decision Support Systems: an organisational perspective, 1978
Leslie G 'Decision support systems: learning to apply computers' Aslib Proceedings, 38 (9), September 1986, 375-283
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 Wiley 1989
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
Martin W J et al Marketing the concept of information management to top executives. Journal of information science 17(4) 1991, 209-243
McBride N The rise and fall of an executive information system: a case study Information Systems Journal, October 1997, 7/4, 277-287
Mintzberg H Structuring of Organizations Prentice-Hall 1980
Palmer A and Worthington I The Business and Marketing Environment McGaw-Hill 1992
Parker C and Case T (1993) Management information systems: strategy and action 2nd. Mitchell McGaw-Hill,
Peters T J and Waterman R H In Search of Excellance: lessons from America's best run companies Harper and Row 1982
Porter M Competitive Strategy Free Press, 1980
Rappaport A Information for decision making: readings in cost and managerial accounting -1982 3rd.
Rhodes, Paul C (1993) Decision Support Systems: theory and practice Alfred Waller,
Robson W (1997) Strategic mangement and information systmes: an intergrated approach, (1994 edition is equally valuable)
Senn J Information in Management Wadsworth, 1990
Underwood P G Soft systems analysis and the managment of libraries, information services and resource centres. London: Library Association, 1996.
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
Marketing Science
ASLIB Proceedings
Information Systems Journal ( formely the Journal of Information Systems)
International Journal of Information Management
Journal of Forecasting
Journal of Information Science
Journal of Marketing

Technical Reports
DECIMAL Decision making in Libraries: decision research for the development of intergrated library systems

Web Page/Sites
DECIDE Decision Support Models: a decision support system for European Academic and Public Libraries
EQLIPSE Evaluation and Quality in Library Performance: System for Europe http/
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