Business Driven Information Systems 5th International Edition
Business Driven Initiatives first; Technology second Business Driven Information Systems discusses various business initiatives first and how technology supports those initiatives second. The premise for this unique approach is that business initiatives should drive technology choices. Every discussion first addresses the business needs and then addresses the technology that supports those needs. This text provides the foundation that will enable students to achieve excellence in business, whether they major in operations management, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, human resources,accounting, or virtually any other business discipline. Business Driven Information Systems is designed to give students the ability to understand how information technology can be a point of strength for an organization.
About the Author
Paige Baltzan teaches in the Department of Information Technology and Electronic Commerce at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She holds a B.S.B.A. specializing in Accounting/MIS from Bowling Green State University and an M.B.A. specializing in MIS from the University of Denver. Paige also teaches online at Strayer University. She is the co-author of several books, including Business Driven Technology, Essentials of Business Driven Information Systems, I-Series, and a contributor to Management Information Systems for the Information Age. Before joining the Daniels College faculty in 1999, Paige spent several years working for a large telecommunications company and an international consulting firm where she participated in client engagements in the United States, as well as South America and Europe. Paige lives in Lakewood, Colorado, with her husband, Tony, and daughters, Hannah and Sophie. Amy Phillips is a professor in the Department of Information Technology and Electronic Commerce in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
About the Author
Pete Cardon teaches management communication, international business communication, and advanced business writing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. His primary research interests are intercultural communication and computer-mediated communication. Pete is currently a board member for the Association of Business Communication and the Orchid Foundation. Prior to joining USC, Pete taught at the University of South Carolina for six years and Utah State University for three years. Before working in higher education, he held several marketing and management positions in the tourism and manufacturing industries. Along the way, he has worked in China for three years and traveled to approximately forty countries for work and research.
Spread over 19 chapters, this textbook provides fundamental information about International Business, which includes concepts and theories in business and management discipline with highlights on Asian business practices.
Statistical data analysis is the backbone of sound business decision making. Finding the right tool to analyse a particular business problem is the key to such problem solving. Learning the fundamentals of statistical reasoning and data analysis – you will be on the way to becoming a better manager, analyst or economist. By providing a framework for solving statistical problems, this sixth edition of Australian Business Statistics teaches skills that you can use throughout your career. The book shows you how to analyse data effectively by focusing on the relationship between the kind of problem you face, the type of data involved and the appropriate statistical technique for solving the problem. Business Statistics 6e, emphasizes applications over theory. It illustrates how vital statistical methods and tools are for today’s managers and analysts and how to apply them to business problems using real-world data. Using a proven three-step Identify-Compute-Interpret (ICI) approach to problem solving, the text teaches you how to (1) IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; (2) COMPUTE the statistics doing them by hand and using Excel; and (3) INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. This unique approach enhances your comprehension and practical skills. The text’s vast assortment of data-driven examples, exercises, and cases covers the various functional areas of business, demonstrating the statistical applications that marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others use. Learning resources such as CourseMate maximize study time to help you achieve the results you want. Completely up-to-date, the sixth edition offers comprehensive coverage, current examples, and an increased focus on applications in the real world.
About the Author
Gary Schneider is the William S. Perlroth Professor of Accounting at Quinnipiac University. He previously held teaching appointments at the University of San Diego, the University of Tennessee, and Xavier University. The author of more than 50 books and 100 research papers, Dr. Schneider has written extensively on accounting and information systems topics with his work appearing in such journals as INTERFACES, IS AUDIT & CONTROL JOURNAL, and JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. His books have been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. A CPA who practiced public accounting in Ohio for 14 years before undertaking his academic career, Dr. Schneider holds a Ph.D. in accounting information systems from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Xavier University, and a BA in economics from the University of Cincinnati.