The Concept of Executive Support

Jun 29th, 2015
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The terms "executive participation" and "ex­ ecutive involvement" have been used inter­ changeably in much of the information systems literature to describe or prescribe the chief ex­ ecutive's role in IT activities.

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Executive Involvement in IT ManagementExecutive Involvement and Participation in the Management of InformationTechnologyBy: Sirkka L. JarvenpaaGraduate School of Business University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 78712-1175Blake IvesEdwin L. Cox School of Business Southern Methodist University Dallas, Texas 75275-0333AbstractExecutive support is often prescribed as critical for fully tapping the benefits of information technology (IT). However, few investigations have attempted to determine what type of executive support is likely or organizationally appropriate. This article puts forward alternative models of ex ecutive support. The models are tested by exam ining chief executive officers' behaviors in and perceptions of IT activities. CEOs and informa tion systems executives are surveyed and further data collected from industry handbooks and from chairmen's annual letters to shareholders. The results suggest that executive involvement (a psychological state) is more strongly associated with the firm's progressive use of IT than ex ecutive participation (actual behaviors) in IT ac tivities. Executive involvement is influenced by a CEO's participation, prevailing organizational conditions, and the executive's functional back ground. CEO's perceptions about the importance of IT in their firms were generally positive, although they participated in IT activities rather infrequently.Keywords: Management of informa

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