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Davis, 1974

Gordon Davis (1974) summarized the information systems support needed for decision making and planning and control. He noted "The MIS support for decision making thus consists of a comprehensive data base, a data base retrieval capability, statistical and analytical software, and a model base containing model-building software, decision models, and decision aids (p. 335)." Also, he noted "The planning process requires a planning model, input data, and manipulation of the model to produce the planning output. The information system should provide support for each of these requirements (p. 348)."

from Davis, Gordon B., Management Information Systems: Conceptual Foundations, Structure, and Development. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1974.

appeared in DSS News, September 23, 2001, Vol. 2, No. 20