Journal of Management Information Systems

Volume 4 Number 1 1987 pp. 96-110

A Framework for the Examination of Management Involvement in Decision Support Systems

Hogue, Jack T

ABSTRACT: Managerial involvement in information systems has often been suggested. Decision support systems (DSS) may well represent the information system category most demanding of management's time. In this paper the author proposes a framework for investigating management involvement in DSS. Next, a report is provided of findings of how, when, and why management involvement in DSS is required. These findings are based upon an examination of eighteen DSS cases and of the existing literature. Last, the framework is compared with the "conventional wisdom" in the existing literature.

Key words and phrases: decision support systems, strategic planning, management of information systems