Unprecedented growth of information and communications technology (ICT), calls for new public management, pressure from donors, citizen demand, and, above all, the government’s “Digital Bangladesh” political pledge provide impetus for integrating ICT in the public sector of Bangladesh. Despite efforts, the country cannot make sufficient progress in ICT due to the lack of IT structure led by a chief information officer (CIO) or similar leadership position. Although the literature describes various aspects of CIO including role effectiveness, competencies and structural relationship, it does not offer any prescriptive measure on how the CIO position should be established. Drawing on institutional theory, this research identifies critical challenges to establishing the CIO position in the public sector of Bangladesh. In-depth interviews with various stakeholders at different levels of the public sector reveal two critical challenges: a lack of organisational structure, and a lack of commitment at a policy level.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems|
|Place of Publication||Darlinghurst, NSW|
|Publisher||Australasian Conference on Information Systems Executive Committee|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Occupying the Sweet Spot: IS at the Intersection, ACIS 2016 - University of Woolongong, Woolongong, Australia|
Duration: 5 Dec 2016 → 7 Dec 2016
|Conference||28th Australasian Conference on Information Systems|
|Abbreviated title||ACIS 2016|
|Period||5/12/16 → 7/12/16|
Hussain, B., IMRAN, A., & Turner, T. (2016). Key Challenges for Establishing CIO Position in the Public Sector of LDCs: A Case of Bangladesh. In Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (pp. 1-11). Darlinghurst, NSW: Australasian Conference on Information Systems Executive Committee.