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Unformatted text preview: International Journal of Computers, Communications & Control Vol. II (2007), No. 1, pp. 103-105 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Managing the Digital Firm - 9th edition, authors: Keneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon (Book Review) Florin G. Filip MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Managing the Digital Firm - 9th edition Authors: Keneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 97458. ISBN 0-13-153841-1; XXXII+641+22+14+2+21 pags. This is the 9th edition of a successful textbook. The authors are two well-known and productive writers. K.C. Laudon, a professor of Information systems at Stern School of Business of the New York University, took his BA in Economics from Stanford and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of twelve books and over forty articles about social, organizational and management impacts of information systems, privacy, ethics, and multimedia technology. Jane P. Laudon, a management consultant in information systems area, took her M.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from Columbia University and authored seven books. Her main scientific interests are systems analysis, data management and software evaluation. The background, scientific interests and expertise of the authors and their previous works had an obvious impact on the manner this book was conceived, written and accompanied by auxiliary materials (the CD ROM and companion web site). The authors start from the premise that, nowadays, "Information systems knowledge is essential for creating successful, competitive firms, managing global corporations, adding business value and provid- ing useful products and service to customers" (p. XIX). Moreover, they state that "in many industries survival and even existence without the extensive use of IT is inconceivable" (p.31). An important devel- opment the authors remark is the emergence of the digital firm , "where nearly all core business processes and relationship with customers, suppliers and employees are digitally enabled" (p.31)....
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