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MIS, 8th Edition

  • includes MIS Online, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Hossein Bidgoli
  • ISBN-10: 1337406929
  • ISBN-13: 9781337406925
  • 336 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2016, 2015
  • COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
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About the Product

Through ongoing research into students’ workflows and preferences, MIS from 4LTR Press combines an easy-reference, paperback textbook with Chapter Review Cards, and an innovative online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, students explore MIS anywhere, anytime, and on most devices with MIS Online! With the intuitive StudyBits™ functionality, students study more effectively and can visually monitor their own progress. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, MIS with MIS Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your Management Information Systems.


  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes complete with an engaging print textbook, tear-out review cards, an interactive digital solution, which offers study tools and the full text narrative, all delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of student’s workflow and learning styles. Available as print with online, print only, or online only, students have their choice of format all at the same affordable price.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format that increases the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class and test preparation.

  • MIS8 is the most practical MIS textbook on the market, with over 100 information boxes and cases that clearly illustrate how information systems are being used in real-life applications.

  • MIS8 offers today's most current IS statistics, hardware, software, and applications.

  • MIS8 provides daily updates on IS Applications, New Developments, Breaking News, IT Jobs, and Case Examples posted on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

  • MIS8 discusses business examples and cases about companies and products that today’s students can relate to such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Pandora Radio, iPads, and smartphones.

  • MIS8 covers all the key topics that are required by AACSB and other accreditation bodies in one single volume.


"I like the online quizzes. They are very helpful. So are the chapter review cards. I use them before each exam."
— Elizabeth Marcotte, University of Massachusetts

About the Author

Hossein Bidgoli

Hossein Bidgoli, Ph.D., is professor of Management Information Systems at California State University. Dr. Bidgoli helped set up the first PC Lab in the United States and served as its initial director. He is the author of 45 textbooks, 27 manuals and more than 60 technical articles and papers on various aspects of computer applications, information systems and network security, e-commerce and decision support systems published and presented throughout the world. Dr. Bidgoli also serves as the editor-in-chief of THE HANDBOOK OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE HANDBOOK OF INFORMATION SECURITY, THE HANDBOOK OF COMPUTER NETWORKS and THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS was a recipient of one of the Library Journal’s Best Reference Sources for 2002. THE INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA was a recipient of one of the 2004 PSP Awards (Professional and Scholarly Publishing) by Association of American Publishers.

Table of Contents

1. Information Systems: An Overview.
2. Computers: The Machines Behind Computing.
3. Database Systems, Data Warehouses, and Data Marts.
4. Personal, Legal, Ethical, and Organizational Issues of Information Systems.
5. Protecting Information Resources.
6. Data Communication: Delivering Information Anywhere and Anytime.
7. The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets.
8. E-Commerce.
9. Global Information Systems.
10. Building Successful Information Systems.
11. Enterprise Systems.
12. Management Support Systems.
13. Intelligent Information Systems.
14. Emerging Trends, Technologies, and Applications.

New to this edition

  • NEW 4LTR PRESS ONLINE: Created through a deep investigation of students' challenges and workflows, MIS Online lets students study how and when they want−including on their devices! With the unique StudyBits™ functionality, students easily collect notes and create StudyBits™ from interactive content to collect what’s important. And intuitive tagging and filtering options helps students maximize their study efforts as they make flashcards, take practice quizzes, view related content, and track their progress all in one place! Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment, and analytics for instructors, MIS with MIS Online engages students of all generations and learning styles, and integrates seamlessly into your course, setting the stage for thinking critically about Management Information Systems.
  • New topics include: Ransomware, social media information systems, 3D printing, drones, green logistics and green SCM, and machine learning.