A Framework for the Analysis of the Potential Performance of Chief Information Officers

  • João Varajão
  • Luís Amaral
  • Ricardo Colomo Palacios
  • Jorge Gouveia
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 109)


Information Systems Function is an organisational area of major importance in the context of the competitive development of organisations. At the centre of the Information Systems Function we find the Chief Information Officer (CIO), who is the main responsible for the organisation and leadership of this function. Given the nature of the duties assigned to the CIO, her/his work directly influences the development of an organisation, so it has become important to assess her/his potential performance before s/he finds herself/him in charge of the information systems function. This article proposes the CIO Performance Square - a framework for analysing the potential performance of CIOs based on their education and experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Varajão
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luís Amaral
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ricardo Colomo Palacios
    • 4
  • Jorge Gouveia
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.Centro ALGORITMIGuimarãesPortugal
  3. 3.University of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  4. 4.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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