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Some initial specifications for a strategic information system


  • Radford, KJ


Much of the discussion and published literature on information systems to date has been about systems concerned with the internal administration and operations of an organization. Considerably less attention has been given to the information requirements of the more strategic managerial activities of planning and policy making, in which the future directions and objectives of the organization are decided. Internal information systems in many organizations have now grown to maturity. At the same time, managers have become aware of the need for an additional component of the overall information system to support their more strategic activities. This paper considers the broad characteristics of a strategic component of an organizational information system and derives some initial specifications from which a more comprehensive design can be developed.

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  • Radford, KJ, 1978. "Some initial specifications for a strategic information system," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 139-144.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:6:y:1978:i:2:p:139-144

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