Key data management issues in a global executive information system

Anil Kumar, Prashant Palvia

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Abstract

Information technology plays a significant role in a global organization. Senior executives of these organizations need constant and timely access to global information for making decisions. This information originates in different places worldwide for a global organization and needs to be organized before it can be used for decision-making. The organization and management of global corporate data presents unique challenges. This paper discusses the data organization and management related issues for developing a global executive information systems (EIS) for senior executives of global companies. The objective of a global EIS is to provide executives with a consistent, integrated and summarized view of operational data from subsidiaries worldwide. The global EIS also provides access to external data that is captured from different sources. The system facilitates integrating the internal and external data for effective decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-164
Number of pages12
JournalIndustrial Management and Data Systems
Volume101
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Database management
  • Globalization
  • Information systems

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