Issues in the transition to CIO role in the public sector of developing countries

Bashir Hussain, Tim Turner, Ahmed Imran

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Abstract

The chief information officer (CIO) is pivotal in enabling public sector organizations of developing countries to gain the full potential of information and communication technologies. Extant literature studied important aspects related to CIOs, such as competencies, roles, and relationship with CEO, yet it is fragmented and insufficiently comprehensive to offer an effective pathway or model to guide the transition to the CIO role. Studies on how public organizations in developing countries can create a transition to accommodate CIOs in their existing structures are necessary. This research, based on secondary data, identifies key issues that delineate the transition to CIO role anchored in institutional theory and the context of developing countries, including perceived organizational readiness, human capacity, strategic orientation, and organizational culture. Their interrelationships with proper institutional interventions and adaptation to contextual characteristics establish the foundation for a process map for the transition to the CIO role.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
EditorsTung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages3021-3030
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
ISBN (Print)9780769556703
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 - Koloa, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016

Conference

Conference49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period5/01/168/01/16

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Hussain, B., Turner, T., & Imran, A. (2016). Issues in the transition to CIO role in the public sector of developing countries. In T. X. Bui, & R. H. Sprague (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (pp. 3021-3030). [7427562] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2016.379