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Author Dutton, William H. ♦ Kraemer, Kenneth L.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Management computing ♦ City government computers ♦ Management information system ♦ County government computers ♦ Computer impacts ♦ Computer utilization ♦ American local government
Abstract Traditional concepts of management information systems (MIS) bear little relation to the information systems currently in use by top management in most US local governments. What exists is management-oriented computing, involving the use of relatively unsophisticated applications. Despite the unsophisticated nature of these systems, management use of computing is surprisingly common, but also varied in its extent among local governments. Management computing is most prevalent in those governments with professional management practices where top management is supportive of computing and tends to control computing decisions and where department users have less control over design and implementation activities. Finally, management computing clearly has impacts for top managers, mostly involving improvements in decision information.
Description Affiliation: Public Policy Research Organization, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (Dutton, William H.) || Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (Kraemer, Kenneth L.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 21
Issue Number 3
Page Count 13
Starting Page 206
Ending Page 218


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Source: ACM Digital Library