ERIC Number: ED049807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Management Information Systems for the 1970's: Technology - Application - Research.
Smith, Robert D., Ed.
The one-day conference was sponsored in recognition of the need for increased interaction between education and business on problems related to the potential of man-machine interface and application of this potential to the resolution of social and economic problems. Dr. Van Court Hare in discussing the emerging generation of computer systems stated that fourth generation hardware will provide greater computing complexity without a great increase in cost, but more emphasis is required on matching software development. Dr. Norbert L. Enrick discussed operations research in information systems as an integrated approach valuable in the managerial decision process and stated there are few full-fledged viable and really profitable Management Information Systems (MIS) known but the payoff from a properly working system seems worth the effort. In a discussion of total versus modular information systems, Dr. John C. Chambers described his experiences with information systems in finance and personnel. The program was concluded by Dr. Max D. Richards who compared the idealized situation in MIS with the present state of practice and discussed the opportunities for university-industry cooperation for research to achieve greater social and economic benefits. (AB)
Descriptors: Computers, Decision Making, Financial Services, Industry, Information Needs, Information Systems, Man Machine Systems, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Models, Operations Research, Personnel, Research, Universities
Center for Business and Economic Research, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44240 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.