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This new international edition of Fundamentals of Business Information Systems continues to offer a concise overview of information systems fundamentals, using the same nine-chapter format as the original US text, but with new content and global examples threaded throughout. Seasoned authors Ralph Stair and George Reynolds are joined by Thomas Chesney (Nottingham University Business School) and together they weave the fundamentals of managing information systems into an understandable and engaging text that is mapped specifically to the requirements of students studying in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Africa.As with the original United States editions, this text covers the fundamentals of any introductory Management / Business Information Systems (MIS/BIS) course, drawing on material from the new international flagship text, Principles of Business Information Systems, published contemporaneously. By taking the best material from Principles of Business Information Systems and condensing it into nine chapters, this text is particularly suitable for shorter courses or those involving less detail while still requiring a comprehensive survey of the core concepts that make up modern information systems courses.
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"This exciting new text presents contemporary and extremely useful coverage of the fundamental topics and will prove an invaluable resource to all readers interested in the latest range of issues within the discipline."
-- Professor Ray Hackney, Chair in Business Systems, Brunel University Business School
Ralph Stair received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He has taught information systems at the many Universities. He has published numerous articles and books, including Succeeding With Technology, Programming in BASIC, and many more. George Reynolds is an assistant professor in the Information Systems department of the College of Business at the University of Cincinnati. He received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from West Coast University. He taught part-time at Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and the College of Mount Saint Joseph while working full-time in the information systems industry, including positions at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California; and Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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