Better Executive Information with the Dashboard Approach

Better Executive Information with the Dashboard Approach

Frédéric Adam (University College Cork, Ireland) and Jean-Charles Pomerol (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch049
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After more than 30 years of research on how the work of managers can be supported by computers, the observation that developing computer systems that are truly useful for top management is a highly complex and uncertain task is still as valid as ever. Information systems for executives raise specific problems, which have primarily to do with the nature of managerial work itself (Mintzberg, 1973), as they are intended to tackle the needs of users whose most important role is “to create a vision of the future of the company and to lead the company towards it” (King, 1985, p. xi).

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