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The Role of Information Technology Executive in Chilean Firms

The Role of Information Technology Executive in Chilean Firms
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Author(s): Gloria E. Phillips-Wren (Loyola College in Maryland, USA)and Osvaldo M. Ferreiro (Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch274
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


Interviews were conducted with information technology (IT) executives in Chilean firms. The interviews revealed a positive business climate, advanced hardware and software infrastructure within the firm, and utilization of computing resources throughout the organization. The use of information technology for strategic planning and decision support was more limited. In general, the information technology executive reported to a senior manager, who in turn reported to the chief executive officer. Studies suggest that even greater business value could be obtained by aligning information technology and the strategic objectives of the firm.

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