DSS for Strategic Decision Making

DSS for Strategic Decision Making

Sherif Kamel (American University in Cairo, Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-411-8.ch015


This chapter describes and analyzes the experience of the Egyptian government in spreading the awareness of information technology and its use in managing socio-economic development through building multiple information handling and decision support systems in messy, turbulent and changing environments. The successes over the past 10 years in developing, implementing and sustaining state-of-the-art decision support systems for central governmental decision making holds many lessons for the implementation of sophisticated systems under conditions of extreme difficulty.

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