Title: Support of information systems to decision making: a case analysis of information needs and factors in the forest industry
Authors: Miikka Suominen, Josu Takala
Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Kauppaneuvoksentie 14 B 20, FIN-00200 Helsinki, Finland. ' Department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Kauppaneuvoksentie 14 B 20, FIN-00200 Helsinki, Finland
Abstract: Every aspect of management in the modern age relies heavily on information to succeed. It is an important reserve needed to develop assets. Hence, primary objective of this study is to evaluate the support of information systems to decision making of the business unit in the forest industry. Therefore, the main aim of the study is to define information needs from the decision-making point of view. Secondary aim is to evaluate factors| influence on the information. This research shows how Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) can be used to prioritise critical issues concerning Information Systems development.
Keywords: information systems; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; forestry industry; decision making; management accounting; accounting practice; information needs; decision support systems; DSS; management information systems.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.5, pp.482 - 490
Published online: 25 Apr 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article