Can the IS executive really join top management?

Atkins, William
November 1989
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec89, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p50
Academic Journal
The article examines the role of the information system (IS) executive and the career advancement potential of the IS executive position. The discussion mentions: the IS executive's responsibilities in terms of working with the corporate management team; the traditional functions and structure of the organization; the managers involved in the function of strategic planning; the measurement of the IS manager's contribution to the organization's performance; the challenges that the IS executive has to overcome to become a member of the management team; and a sports analogy that focuses on an organizational playbook for IS managers.


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