Journal of International Information Management


The growth of worldwide competition and expansion of business markets especially in Eastern Europe and the third world have triggered several formidable problems for the global information systems (GIS) manager. Numerous multinational corporations have failed to meet their objectives beyond their national borders. This study identifies the major recurrent problems and critical influencing factors, discusses their symptomatic characteristics and impacts on the corporate business and information systems management, streamlines appropriate recommendations for combating each problem, and finally, develops a matrix of factors, characteristics, domain classifications, and suggested recommendations for easy reference for managers.