The position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) continues to evolve into an executive position on par with the CEO and CFO. Beginning primarily as a technical position, the CIO now sits in an executive office analogous to the CEO and CFO. CIOS now supervise projects integrated with long-range strategic planning and advise senior managers about the future courses of their organizations. Our study sought to better understand how the CIO as an individual has evolved the job position. Collecting over 312 IT CIO profiles from IT announcements, we are using interpretive text analysis techniques to investigate personal characteristics of CIOs with the intention of noting differences in their professional demeanor overtime. Preliminary results are in work.
HackBarth, Gary and Raghavan, Vijay V., "Chief Information Officers and Industry Characteristics: Is Profiling Possible?" (2009). SAIS 2009 Proceedings. 17.