The importance of management information systems

W.B. Adeoti‐Adekeye (Library Department, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria)

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Presents a discussion on the importance of management information systems in management. It explains the role of information, as an essential tool for managers in planning and decision making. It describes MIS as a well co‐ordinated information system, a database that is to provide management with needed information to plan and make decisions. Modern technology has further made the resort to MIS in management imperative because of the changing circumstances and environment. Also identifies some problems which can hinder effective use of MIS. These are lack of management involvement in the design; poor appreciation of mangement support. Finally, recommends that organizations, both private and public; commercial and non‐commercial should endeavour to set up an MIS unit in their organizations so that adequate information can be put at the disposal of their management.



Adeoti‐Adekeye, W. (1997), "The importance of management information systems", Library Review, Vol. 46 No. 5, pp. 318-327.

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