TRAP@NCI

The effect of Information Technology on Strategic Decision-Making Within the Financial Services Sector.

Nelson, Hilary (1999) The effect of Information Technology on Strategic Decision-Making Within the Financial Services Sector. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Bachelor of Arts)
Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

Information technology is becoming one of the most important assets to organisations today. Strategic decision-making is at the core of the success or failure of an organization. Strategic decision-making is done mainly by top managers and it effects the long-term future of the organization. Effective decisions must be made and implemented in order for the organisation to survive.
A number of past researchers have expressed their belief that the use of information technology enhances strategic decision-making. Many authors have proposed explanations about the impact of information technology on strategic decision-making. These theories were the basis for research into the effects of information technology on strategic decision making.
Interviews were carried out in the financial services sector to ascertain how much of an effect information technology had on each activity of the strategic decision making process.
The results supported the idea that information technology increases efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction of the strategic decision making process. It was also discovered that time pressures can have a negative impact on the use of information technology.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 13:03
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 15:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/240

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item