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Leading the pack : future role of IS/IT professionals

Andrew Kakabadse (Deputy Director, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, UK)
Nada Korac‐Kakabadse (Senior Research Fellow, Cranfield Shool of Management, Cranfield, UK)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



To meet the information processing needs of the new global organisation, IS/IT managers and their IS/IT staff need to develop new skills, so that they may be more focused on the business rather than on technical processes. In exploring the theme of the changing role and contribution of the IS/IT professional, this monograph provides a literature analysis of the changing skills of IS/IT professionals and identifies the new skills and competencies required for successful IS/IT development and utilisation. The monograph also presents capability‐related models that have been tested in two global corporations. The results of the two case studies suggest that there is a need for improvement in the area of IS/IT leadership for effective IS/IT development and utilisation. Strategies for developing IS/IT leadership capabilities are discussed at the end of the monograph.



Kakabadse, A. and Korac‐Kakabadse, N. (2000), "Leading the pack : future role of IS/IT professionals", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 97-155.




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