Top Management Problem Solving and Information Systems

15 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2008

Date Written: 1980


This paper presents the results of a exploratory study of problem solvingby top management in a sample of firms. The purpose of the research is todetermine the nature of the information needed by top management and the roleof computer-based system in suppling it. The paper classifies problemsaccording to their nature and explores the information sources used to solvethe problems. It is clear that computer-based information can aid in thesolution of some of these top management problems, but probably throughunconventional systems. The implications of the study for systems design arediscussed.

Suggested Citation

Lucas Jr., Henry C., Top Management Problem Solving and Information Systems (1980). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1980. Available at SSRN:

Henry C. Lucas Jr. (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) ( email )

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