Accession Number : ADA220878


Title :   Executive Support Systems: An Innovation Decision Perspective


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Hasenstein, Vern E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a220878.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 187


Abstract : Executive use of information technology (IT) is spreading. These top managers are discovering the value of strategic information in the profitability and competitiveness of their companies. By delivering timely, concise, and relevant information directly to these executives, an executive support system (ESS) allows more effective analysis, control, planning, and decision making. Automated improvements to the management process have the potential to highly leverage the executive's effectiveness. An ESS is a concept, a clustered IT, and an innovation, especially to the executive user. A true ESS combines three areas of IT: decision support, personal productivity tools, and communications. Innovation-decision theory provides a theoretical framework to characterize the adoption of ESS. A better understanding of the key personal factors and related management issues positively affecting ESS adoption will help managers better anticipate and forestall problems before they begin. Theses.


Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING , *DECISION MAKING , *MANAGEMENT , *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , *INFORMATION PROCESSING , *DECISION AIDS , EXECUTIVES , USER NEEDS , EXECUTIVE ROUTINES , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE