Principles of Business Information Systems,
4th Edition

Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney

ISBN-13: 9781473774605
Copyright 2021 | Published
528 pages | List Price: USD $75.50


Part I. Overview
1. An Introduction to Information Systems
2. Information Systems in Organizations

Part II. Information Technology Concepts
3. Hardware: Input, Processing, Output and Storage Devices
4. Software: Systems and Application Software
5. Organizing and Storing Data
6. Computer Networks

Part III. Business Information Systems
7. Operational Systems
8. Management Information and Decision Support Systems
9. Knowledge Management and Specialized Information Systems
10. Pervasive Computing

Part IV. Systems Development
11. Systems Analysis
12. Systems Design and Implementation

Part V. Information Systems in Business and Society
13. Security, Privacy and Ethical Issues in Information Systems

  • Ralph Stair

    Ralph Stair has taught information systems at many universities throughout his academic career, including Florida State University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. He earned 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. A well-respected author, esteemed researcher and leading educator, he has published numerous articles and popular textbooks, including SUCCEEDING WITH TECHNOLOGY, PROGRAMMING IN BASIC, and more.

  • George Reynolds

    George Reynolds taught information systems at the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University (Ohio), Miami University (Ohio), the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Strayer University. Professor Reynolds authored more than two dozen popular textbooks addressing various aspects of today’s information technology and business.

  • Thomas Chesney

    Thomas Chesney is Professor of Computational Social Science at Nottingham University Business School, UK where he studies the behaviour of networked individuals. His work has appeared in the Information Systems Journal and Decision Support Systems.

  • Updated coverage on technology, including new sections on cloud computing, the Internet of Things and GDPR, ensure this new edition remains highly relevant to the students of today.

  • New discussion questions at the end of chapters give students the chance to apply what they have learnt to real-life concepts.

  • Case studies have been updated with new references and questions, ensuring students have access to recent examples of information systems being used in practice.

  • Updated Web Exercises at the end of each chapter give students the chance to research into the latest business information systems technology and learn new skills.

  • ‘Information Systems @ Work’ cases help students to understand how business information systems will be used in their future careers.

  • Ethical and Societal Issues cases demonstrate the ethical challenges and societal impact of information systems in the real world.

  • Real World examples are relevant to an international audience, ranging from Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and Australia.

  • Principles and learning objectives are aligned and explained at the beginning of each chapter so students know what they will be learning and why.

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