The current economic crisis has been widely viewed as yet further proof of the inadequacy of managerial Decision Support Systems. In spite of a half century of research into business decision making many still question whether information technology has actually improved how management addresses their business challenges. New technologies, rather than facilitate innovative approaches to managerial decision making have more often than not simply reinforced traditional managerial orthodoxies. This paper explores this relationship, and proposes the concept of corporate ecology as a means of enlarging managerial choices while focusing technology initiatives where they can provide measure value to organizations.
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