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An analysis of key MIS issues Graham, John Albert


The purpose of this research was to examine the topical Management Information System (MIS) issues of the day to determine which are most important along with the factors contributing to their importance. Two professional societies from the greater Vancouver area were surveyed to obtain the MIS practitioners' opinions as to the most important issues. The respondents predominantly held managerial positions while the organizations comprised a wide cross section of sizes and industries. Data management, planning and integrating technologies were the top rated issues as seen by the aggregation of respondents. A factor analysis identified five higher level issues. An analysis was also performed to determine if importance was related to the demographic variables of company size, industry, respondent position and innovator category. Comparisons were made with previous research with the main trend being the increased importance placed on technical or application system issues versus management issues.

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