Biggest Barriers to Effectiveness in CIO Role in Large Portuguese Companies

  • João Varajão
  • António Trigo
  • José Bulas-Cruz
  • João Barroso
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5288)


This study provides some empirical insight on the barriers that chief information officers face in their Job. The findings of the survey we conducted directed to the chief information officers of the 500 large Portuguese companies by gross revenue, suggest three main barriers: the lack of time to think and define strategies, the overwhelming backlog of requests and projects and inadequate budgets. The knowledge and understanding of the identified barriers contributes to the characterization of chief information officer role state of the art and should be useful for practitioners, who may use it as a basis for developing solutions in order to overcome these barriers.


Information System Management Main Barrier Knowledge Society Unrealistic Expectation Business Goal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Varajão
    • 1
  • António Trigo
    • 2
  • José Bulas-Cruz
    • 3
  • João Barroso
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de EngenhariasUniversidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Mirandela, Instituto Politécnico de BragançaMirandelaPortugal
  3. 3.Centro de Investigação e de Tecnologias Agroambientais e BiológicasVila RealPortugal
  4. 4.Grupo de Investigação em Engenharia do Conhecimento e Apoio á Decisão, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do PortoPortoPortugal

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