Impact of Organizational Maturity on Information System Skill Needs

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a study which analyzes skills perceived as useful by information systems (IS) managers and systems analysts in IS organizations of different levels of maturity. These IS skills were examined under two major subgroups of generalist/managerial and specialist/technical skills as well as under more detailed categories of organizations, people, society, systems, computers, and models skills. Generalist, i.e., organizational and people skills, were rated highest. Based on these rankings, which deviated little between managers and analysts and across the maturity spectrum, recommendations concerning graduate IS curriculum are suggested.

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Author Izak Benbasat, Albert S. Dexter, and Robert W. Mantha
Year 1980
Volume 4
Issue 1
Keywords information systems curriculum, information systems maturity, information systems stage hypothesis
Page Numbers 21-34