Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 7

Volume 7 Number 1, Pages 26-29

Spring 1995

A Managerial Perspective on the Information Technology Needs of End-Users

Chung S. Kim
Nancy K. Keith
Neil E. Swanson

Southwest Missouri State University
Springfield, MO 64804, USA

Abstract: The advancement in Information Technology (IT) has brought a tremendous impact on End-User Computing (EUC). Many organizations have partially decentralized information systems, and functional area managements are being held accountable for effective utilization of IT. This study investigates IT knowledge and skills which functional area managers identify as important for end-users. Since information systems managers' views are also important, their perceptions are compared with non-information systems functional area managers' perceptions. Results of this study suggest specific IT topics that business graduates should know and be able to apply. The topics identified should receive the most emphasis in the MIS curriculum for all business majors.

Keywords: Curriculum, End-user, Information systems

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Recommended Citation: Kim, C. S., Keith, N. K., & Swanson, N. E. (1995). A Managerial Perspective on the Information Technology Needs of End-Users. Journal of Information Systems Education, 7(1), 26-29.