Strategic Information And Strategic Decision Making: The Eis/Ceo Interface In Smaller Manufacturing Companies
Environmental scanning; Executive information systems
Executive information systems (EIS) often focus on providing external data to top management for environmental scanning. However, for many executives, the need for internal information may be just as strong, in order to provide an accurate appraisal of the firm's ability to capitalize on opportunities. Yet much of the environmental scanning research to date focuses on the external environment. To place a framework on this issue, categories for both internal and external data are derived from the management literature. A survey of CEOs for small manufacturing firms indicates that internal information is just as important in analysis of new situations as is the external information. Additionally, the CEOs place no particular order on access to the information. EIS should be designed to allow for access to all categories of information in an order selected by the executive and provide important internal information for making strategic decisions. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Information and Management
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Walters, Bruce A.; Jiang, James J.; and Klein, G., "Strategic Information And Strategic Decision Making: The Eis/Ceo Interface In Smaller Manufacturing Companies" (2003). Scopus Export 2000s. 1708.