Title

The influence of environmental uncertainty on the strategic use of information systems.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Grover S. Kearns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Date Issued

January 1999

Date Available

July 2014

ISSN

0160-2497

Abstract

How market hostility affects managerial competencies is an important human resources issue. The role of the CEO in strategic information systems planning and the CIO business planning may become more important under environmental uncertainty, especially for firms highly dependent upon information technology. In this study, CIOs were surveyed determine how environmental uncertainty information intensity impacted the role strategic IS planning practices. Both environmental uncertainty and information intensity were more strongly related to SISP practices in the electric utility industry when compared to other industries surveyed. Undergoing deregulation, electric utility companies are now being exposed to a level of environmental hostility not experienced in the past. Results indicate that a sudden change in environmental uncertainty may be a more important motivation to the use of SISP practices than the level of uncertainty itself. Data also suggest that information intensity may moderate the relationship between environmental uncertainty and SISP practices.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Computer Personnel, 20(3), 40-68. DOI: 10.1145/568508.568511 Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

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