Information Systems for the Management of Organizations: Conceptual Model for Its Application in Organizations

Information Systems for the Management of Organizations: Conceptual Model for Its Application in Organizations

José Rascão (Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3012-1.ch024

Abstract

This chapter investigates the main concepts and activities of information in a strategic decision-making system as treated by the literature. Since information became the global economy value source for organizations, the information assumes a key role in contributing to the development of the performance of organizations through the selection of relevant information for their business. The relationship of the strategic management of information with business activities contributes to the process of strategic decision making for a more effective and efficient decision. The understanding of the importance of information as a strategic resource in the management of organizations is becoming more important to strategists than were the formulation of strategy models of industrial society. In the twenty-first century no manager will be able to set and implement the strategy successfully without a basic understanding of information for strategic decision making.
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Methodology Of Approach

This is an exploratory study, developed through literature search and my professional experience as management consultant. The work seeks to systematize the terms and concepts on information systems for the management of organizations, presented in the literature of business sciences and Information Sciences. This type of study is recommended for the research that propose to clarify concepts, establish priorities that may guide future research etc. (Selltiz et al., 1981).

Proposes a conceptual model of new terms and concepts for the information systems for the management of organizations, from the attributes of information, so that makes it possible to your identity, use and relevance in the context in which the terms are applied. Is a qualitative character with the intention to promote a reflection on the different variables and management indicators (information) for managers of different levels of responsibility in organizations (top managers, business unit managers or area of responsibility and operational managers).

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