Challenges of Executive Information Systems in listed Johannesburg Stock Exchange companies

South African Journal of Information Management


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Challenges of Executive Information Systems in listed Johannesburg Stock Exchange companies
 
Creator Papageorgiou, Elmarie de Bruyn, Herman
 
Subject Management Information; Business Management; Strategic Management competitiveness; executive; information; management; strategic value
Description Background: The widespread use of Executive Information Systems (EISs) as a management information tool was noted in listed Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies. The digital business environment exposed executives to so much data that data need to be converted into useful information that is organised and summarised.Objectives: The purpose of this study is to establish and to determine the existence, and to what extent EISs exist in all levels of management and to identify the challenges companies experienced in listed JSE companies. Therefore the problem exists that EIS-users at all levels of management are unaware of the challenges of EISs and that EISs can be used as a tool to analyse their businesses’ performance and competitiveness.Method: A mixed method was used; both quantitative and qualitative in nature. Questionnaires were sent to 334 listed JSE companies and 13 interviews were conducted with users of EISs in all levels of management.Results: The results of the study demonstrate that the majority of respondents of the questionnaire have an EIS or plan to implement an EIS. The results further revealed the respondents’ positive attitude towards EISs as it is an excellent management information tool that adds strategic value to their business, that is critical for real-time decision-making, solves problems and creates a competitive edge. From the results it is evident that there is a need for an EIS to be ‘everybody’s information system’. The results of the interviews demonstrate that an EIS is a seamless reliable system necessary for proper timeous decision-making. The respondents to the questionnaire and the interviewees indicated that they understood the value of EISs as a useful part of their company.Conclusion: The study adds value to the awareness and understanding of EISs that creates a business environment in which business and management can enhance sustainability and strategic competitiveness.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor
Date 2011-09-05
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Questionnarie; Interviews
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajim.v13i1.448
 
Source SA Journal of Information Management; Vol 13, No 1 (2011); 10 pages 1560-683X 2078-1865
 
Language eng
 
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