The rapid changes in Information Technology (IT) have helped U.S. companies
grow into Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and have been the driving force in the building
and operation of global Information Systems (IS). Present training in the U.S. in Management
Information Systems (MIS) has focused on building the IS within the country. When MNCs
expand the IS globally, a whole series of new problems must be faced. These include different
cultures, languages, currencies, laws, as well as the amount of money spent on IS and IT.
Different levels of competency are found in different countries and both IS and IT education
may vary greatly.
Keywords: Global information systems, Information technology, Multinational corporations
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Recommended Citation: Flynn, J. A. (1994). Global Information Systems: Problems, Solutions, and How to Manage Them. Journal of Information Systems Education, 6(3), 142-147.