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Business Information Systems (3rd Edition)

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This textbook offers students a systematic guide to how information systems underpin organisational activity in today’s global information society, covering everything from ICT infrastructure and the digital environment to...

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This textbook offers students a systematic guide to how information systems underpin organisational activity in today’s global information society, covering everything from ICT infrastructure and the digital environment to electronic marketing, mobile commerce and design thinking. While academically rigorous and underpinned by the author’s deep knowledge of the subject, an engaging writing style combined with extensive pedagogical features, cases and innovative examples from around the world ensure that the text remains accessible to those approaching the topic for the first time. Taking an approach that views businesses as complex systems, the book illustrates how valuable systems thinking can be in our everyday working lives, while theoretical ideas are always supported by examples of their application in the real world.

This text is the ideal course companion for all students studying business information systems or management information systems modules at undergraduate, postgraduate or MBA level.

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  • Case studies from around the globe now embedded within each chapter, covering organisations such as Alibaba and Uber, and key issues ranging from cyberwarfare and data security to open source software and digital innovation in the music industry.
  • Extensive pedagogical features, including Reflect, Recap and Did you Know boxes throughout every chapter, alongside learning outcomes, an on-page glossary, review test questions, students exercises and projects, lists of further reading, and a new selection of cases from the Journal of Information Technology Teaching Cases.
  • A companion website including extra case studies, further readings and weblinks, as well as mindmaps, modelling exercises, PowerPoint slides, and a careers zone featuring video interviews with professionals in the field.


  • New coverage of key contemporary topics, including big data, analytics, cloud computing, the internet of things, blockchain and bitcoin, green IS, ethics, and cyber security.
  • Brand new chapters on Mobile Commerce and Social Media, and Designing Digital Organisation (design thinking).
  • A revised concluding chapter considering contemporary technological trends, as well as reflections and predictions for future innovations.

1. Introduction: The domain of business information systems
2. Systems of organisation
3. Data and information
4. The infrastructure of organisation
5. ICT infrastructure
6. The digital environment
7. Digital business
8. Electronic marketing, procurement and government
9. Mobile commerce and social media
10. Designing digital organisation
11. Digital strategy and digital innovation
12. Managing and operating digital infrastructure
13. The changing nature of digital infrastructure.

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Paul Beynon-Davies is Professor of Organisational Informatics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK. Prior to academia, he worked in the UK Informatics industry for a number of years, and has since published widely in the fields of Business Information Systems, Electronic Business and Business Analysis, including a number of other textbooks with us such as eBusiness, and he is currently writing a new text on Business Analysis. He is highly regarded among lecturers in the field, especially in the UK and Europe.

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Paul Beynon-Davies is Professor of Organisational Informatics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK. Prior to academia, he worked in the UK Informatics industry for a number of years, and has since published widely in the fields of Business Information Systems, Electronic Business and Business Analysis, including a number of other textbooks with us such as eBusiness, and he is currently writing a new text on Business Analysis. He is highly regarded among lecturers in the field, especially in the UK and Europe.

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