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Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology
 (v. 10 published May, 2024). This exciting textbook introduces students to the world where tech and business meet. Written in an accessible style using a mix of concept chapters and integrative case-style chapters, the text has been praised by students and faculty alike.  Some highlights:

  • Over 400 colleges and universities have adopted the textbook across both undergraduate and MBA programs.texty
  • Used by six of the top 10 “Best Undergraduate IS programs” ranked in US News and World Report.
  • Two-time Winner of the “Textbook Excellence Award” from the Text and Academic Authors Association.
  • Updated yearly with an eye on keeping concepts consistent but examples current, relevant, exciting, and useful.
  • Low-cost digital versions through publisher Flat World Education.
  • Author actively shares textbook-relevant industry updates, examples, and supplementary material via social media (Threads, YouTube, Substack).

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About the author:gallaugheratfacebook

Professor John Gallaugher has led student learning experiences on six continents. As the founding faculty member for Boston College’s TechTrek and former co-lead of the school’s graduate field studies in Europe and Asia, Professor Gallaugher has had remarkable access to study technology growth and its impact worldwide. Professor Gallaugher and his students have regularly spent time with leading tech executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Boston, New York, Dublin, Sydney, and Ghana. This unique opportunity helps give his teaching and writing a broad, deep, and continually refreshed perspective on key industry trends and developments. Professor Gallaugher’s research has appeared in the Harvard Business ReviewMIS Quarterly, and other leading journals.

Professor Gallaugher has been named an “Apple Distinguished Educator” by Apple Inc., “Guru to Grads” by Entrepreneur Magazine, and a Most Popular Professor” by BusinessWeek. He has also received the Boston College Trzaska Faculty Leadership Award, the all-university Teaching Award, the Carroll School of Management Teaching Award, and the student newspaper’s Momentum Award for campus impact. Entrepreneurs that he has worked with have gained admittance to elite startup accelerators (Y Combinator, Techstars, MassChallenge), launched multiple products, raised over $100 million in capital, and achieved unicorn ($1 billion+) valuations. Professor Gallaugher has been a featured speaker at Apple Inc.’s Educator Summit and AcademiX conferences, and was the international keynote speaker at AIBUMA (the Africa International Business and Management Conference) in Nairobi, Kenya. He has also held an honorary appointment at the University of Technology Sydney. He has consulted for and taught executive seminars for several organizations, including Accenture, Alcoa, Apple, Duke Corporate Education, ING, Partners HealthCare, Staples, State Street, the University of Ulster, and the U.S. Information Agency. His comments on business and technology have appeared in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Boston Globe, Wired, the Associated Press, Chronicle(WCVB-TV), The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), and the Nation (Thailand), among others.

A member of the business analytics department at BC’s Carroll School of Management, Professor Gallaugher earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Syracuse University School of Management, and he holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in computer science, both from Boston College. In addition to his work teaching managerial courses, Professor Gallaugher also teaches technical topics, including SwiftUI and iOS app development and electronics programming in CircuitPython. He has shared over 500 videos related to his teaching and research on YouTube, and via his website Professor Gallaugher occasionally publishes information related to his teaching, research, and concepts related to future versions of his textbook via his free subscription at He can also be followed on social media via Threads: @john.gallaugher, Mastodon: @[email protected], LinkedIn, and Substack.

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