MIS Quarterly Executive


Based on in-depth interviews with 21 CIOs, this article explores the process of taking charge of a new appointment. We identified three overlapping phases: Entry, Stabilization and Renewal. We also found the organizational situation encountered by a newCIO significantly influences the process. Specifically, four CIO transition types - startup, turnaround, realignment and success sustaining - determine the degree of change required. We identify the activities associated with each phase and provide guidelines for newly appointed CIOs as they seek to take charge.Click here for podcast summary (mp3)Click here for free 2-page executive summary (pdf)Click here for free presentation slides (pptx)