Accession Number : AD0730937


Title :   Management Information Systems Research.


Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA MANAGEMENT SCIENCES RESEARCH GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Kriebel,Charles H ; Van Horn,Richard L


Report Date : Aug 1971


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : Research on management information systems is illusive in many respects. Part of the basic research problem in MIS stems from the absence of standard definitions and the lack of a unified body of theory. Organizations continue to develop large and often very efficient information systems, but these systems reflect the intuition and practical experience of the 'designers' far more than the application of research. Research on information processing technology has matured significantly in the computer sciences, and management science has contributed a variety of models for planning and decision making. But the transition from these results to the realization of 'satisfactory' management information systems remains difficult indeed. The paper discusses several aspects of research on management information systems and reviews a selection of efforts that appear significant for future progress. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , DECISION MAKING , DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE