Originally published in 1973 this book discusses whether the ordinary manager can exploit the power of computers without being overwhelmed by them, a question which still has enduring relevance today. As well as discussing the massive resources which computers put at our fingertips, the pitfalls are also discussed: the danger of using computers as a scapegoat for human failure, or of sub-contracting mangerial decisions to a computer system.
Table of Contents
1. Science and Society 2. The Data Base 3. Data Processing 4. People and the Computer 5. Management Information 6. Two Case Studies. Conclusion.
About the Series
Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:
- Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
- Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
- Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory