Executive information systems development in an emerging economy

David Reginald Arnott, Waraporn Jirachiefpattana, Peter Anthony O'Donnell

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    This paper addresses executive information systems (EIS) development in an emerging economy. In particular, it examines EIS development in Thailand, a nation that is more representative of the majority of emerging economies in the South East Asian region than the four Asian Tigers (Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea). Case studies of the development of four systems in large Thai organizations are presented. The analysis of the cases and their comparison to a benchmark study gives rise to the concept of EIS cultural fit, a concept that adds to our understanding of the reasons for the success and failure of EIS projects in emerging economies. The cases also raise questions about using outsourcing as a development strategy for EIS in emerging economies. (c) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2078 - 2084
    Number of pages7
    JournalDecision Support Systems
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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