Information Systems for Managers-Case Study



Information Systems for Managers

Assignment: Case Study 1 (75 points)

Read the case study “Can This Bookstore Be Saved?” (this can be found as an attachment to the case study in Week 2 within Moodle).

  • The Case Study Review should include (2 to 3 pages)
    • This does not include title pages or reference pages
    • This is at least 2.5 written pages (page 3 must be at least ½ of a page)
  • Summary of the case
    • This should be thorough enough (but not plagiarized (meaning in your own words)) to give a reader who has not read the case a very good idea of what is going on
  • Answer to the questions at the end of the case which are based on the textbook readings or outside sources (these are not your opinion but you can include comments)
    • Such as Question 3-14 asks you to use the value chain and competitive forces models to evaluate the impact of the Internet on book retail stores such as Barnes & Noble.
      • Page 60 of your text book discusses the competitive forces and the Porter model
      • Page 61 looks at information systems in value chain analysis (the model is in figure 2.14)
    • Conclusion which is your thoughts on the case and its contents
    • In completing the case I want at least 3 in-text citations referencing the text book material or an outside source backing up your comments/answers

Present the paper in Microsoft Office Word document format. Name the file LastName_Case_Study_1.doc and submit it to the Online Venue (Moodle) by the beginning of Friday class of Week 3.

  • All written assignments and responses should follow either MLA/APA rules
    • Title page (in MLA the title is usually on the first page but, the instructor can request a title page and this is what I am asking for so that there is at least 2.5 full pages of content)
    • No paragraph spacing
    • Double spaced
    • 1” margins (top, bottom, left and right)
    • 12pt font size
    • Times New Roman
    • References and in-text citations follows either the APA or MLA rules
    • Can follow link for the Purdue Owl site for information on MLA/APA:
Assignment Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Case Description 10
All Discussion Questions answered thoroughly 40
Conclusion 7.5
Used textbook and/or outside sources to substantiate discussion 10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 7.5
Total: 75