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Using executive information systems as a business management tool in listed Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies: An exploratory study

Elmarie Papageorgiou, Herman E.C. de Bruyn
Acta Commercii | Vol 10, No 1 | a130 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ac.v10i1.130 | © 2010 Elmarie Papageorgiou, Herman E.C. de Bruyn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 December 2010 | Published: 06 December 2010

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Elmarie Papageorgiou, School of Accountancy, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Herman E.C. de Bruyn, Department of Business Management, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study is to investigate the extent and use of Executive Information Systems (EISs) as a business management tool in listed Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) companies.

Problem: This study is important in order to establish the existence of EISs in these companies and whether it is being used as a business management tool to analyse and measure companies' performances.

Research Methodolog:The research methods were both quantitative and qualitative in nature and are based on the literature study, questionnaire and interviews.

Findings and conclusion: The findings of the study provide evidence that companies with an EIS or planning to implement an EIS view it as an excellent business management tool. This tool has built-in features, is critical for real-time decision-making, solves problems and creates a competitive edge.

Value of the research: The value of the study adds to the current understanding and awareness of EISs. EISs create an environment in which business and management can enhance sustainability and strategic competitiveness.


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