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Information Technology Leadership in Swedish Leading Multinational Corporations: A WEB SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE, PROCEEDINGS
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Geoinformatics.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.
2009 (English)In: LECT NOTE ARTIF INTELL, 2009, Vol. 5736, 511-522 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents a comparative study of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) role, responsibilities, profile and the IT impact in five leading multinational corporations (MNCs) in Sweden. The first part of the paper comprehends a research review regarding the CIO role, responsibilities and barriers that the CIO is facing today in MNCs with references to the European business environment. After that in the second part of the paper a comparative analysis is provided regarding the CIO role, responsibilities and CIO profile using the Sojer et al. model [25] in the Swedish leading MNCs. Moreover the paper is providing in this part an analysis upon if the CIO is adding value by using Earl and Fenny profile [7]. In the last part of the paper an analysis is done concerning the IT impact in the Swedish MNCs by using McFarlan strategic grid framework [20] together with IT strategies used by the CIOs to support the business operations and strategies. The results of this analysis provide a detail overview that can be usefully for Swedish IT executives or top managers about the development of the CIO role, responsibilities and profile.

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2009. Vol. 5736, 511-522 p.
, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, ISSN 0302-9743
Keyword [en]
Chief Information Officer (CIO), Swedish Multinational Corporations, CIO role and responsibilities, CIO profile, IT impact
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Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30228DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04754-1_52ISI: 000273452000052ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70449505770ISBN: 978-3-642-04753-4OAI: diva2:399009
2nd World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2009) Chania, GREECE, SEP 16-18, 2009
QC 20110221Available from: 2011-02-21 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2011-02-21Bibliographically approved

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