Management Information Systems (MIS) has fast emerged as a multi-disciplinary area having strategic interfaces to achieve organizational objectives. This comprehensive book discusses the underlying principles of business and development organizations, identifies their core areas and prescribes approaches to develop MIS.
Divided into five parts, Part I—Understanding Organizations for MIS deals with organizational issues and focuses on the rationale behind creating organizations, especially business and development organizations, to understand their distinguishing features. Part II—Systems Approach to Organizations covers conceptualization, identification, design and development of Information System (IS) for the organization in order to have better systems in place to support organizational goals. Part III—Understanding MIS discusses the relevance of MIS in organizations and the forms it can take to meet the strategic needs of the respective organizations. Part IV—Understanding Information Technologies describes possible approaches to plan, identify and deploy ICT in the acquiring organizations and provides insight into the barriers that creep in during identification and deployment of IS and ICT keeping in view the organizational objectives. Part V—Planning and Implementation of MIS concludes with a discussion on preparation of MIS plan and issues related to its implementation.
The book is intended for the postgraduate students of management specializing in rural management and IT.
• Describes life cycle approach and systems approach to organizations.
• Contains a large number of case studies.
• Provides real-life examples to put the concepts in the right perspective.