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Contemporary Chief Information Officers: Management Experiences

Contemporary Chief Information Officers: Management Experiences
Author(s)/Editor(s): M. Gordon Hunter (University of Lethbridge, Canada)
Copyright: ©2007
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-078-3
ISBN13: 9781599040783
ISBN10: 1599040786
EISBN13: 9781599040806


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Contemporary Chief Information Officers: Management Experiences explores the experiences of contemporary Chief Information Officers in the United States, Taiwan, and New Zealand, who agreed to participate and to be identified by name and company. The CIO role is now more of the management role but it still requires knowledge and leadership skills in the application of technology. The focus is now on employing technology to address business goals. Those who aspire be a CIO must know the expectations of the senior management team, the team needs to understand the role they play, and everyone must concur on how they will meet corporate objectives.

In addition to providing valuable information about the role of the CIO, Contemporary Chief Information Officers: Management Experiences looks at interaction with other parts of the organization, as well as external relationships with vendors and suppliers. These insights have been provided by practicing CIOs. Their comments will prove valuable to both current CIOs and those who aspire to the role.

Reviews and Testimonials

"Hunter conducted structured interviews with 18 chief information officers (CIOs) from New Zealand, Taiwan, and the United States in which his subjects reflected on emerging issues for the role of the CIO in both technological and management contexts."

– Book News Inc., August 2007

"The reader is provided rare insights into the personal aspects of the role of Chief Information Officer in modern day organizations. Professor Hunter was able to draw parallels between the stories of the CIOs and even between countries by approaching and analyzing each CIO interview in a structured manner. This book adds greatly to the understanding of the role of CIO as a vital business executive."

– Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia

Author's/Editor's Biography

M. Gordon Hunter
M. Gordon Hunter is Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Management at The University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Gordon has previously held academic positions at universities in Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong. He has held visiting positions at universities in Australia, Monaco, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S. During July and August of 2005 Gordon was a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


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