Information System for Strategic Decision Making

Information System for Strategic Decision Making

José Rascão (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3012-1.ch022
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The business strategy can be seen as a problem that involves three parts: information, strategy, and information technologies and communication. It has to be seen in the context of business sciences, in the process strategy formulation (analysis) and decision making (the strategy), information sciences (objective and subjective information, in supporting the process of formulation of the strategy and strategic decision making), and computer science (the tools of support to the implementation and monitoring of the strategy). Corporations need to define the strategy, translate it into actions, and ensure effective integration between the definition and the action in a competitive environment filled with actual and potential importance of information.
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Approach Methodology

This is an exploratory study that seeks to clarify and organize the concepts about different information systems in organizations, presented in the literature of science. This is a proposal for new terms and concepts for the information system of support in strategic decision making, in order to enable its identity, use and relevance in the context in which the words are inserted. The survey is characterized by literature search about terms and concepts related to information systems.

The initial step was the selection about the object of study. From this first phase of the selection of authors, the following was determined by the frequency with which the authors are commonly referenced in the studies about the subject – information systems. Is a qualitative character with the intention to promote a reflection on the different types of information systems presented in the literature?

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