Faculty Publications

Title

Job roles of systems analysts in the "profit" vs the "not for profit" sectors

Document Type

Article

Keywords

analysts, job responsibilities-systems analysts, job roles-systems analysts, systems analysts

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Information and Management

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

173

Last Page

180

Abstract

Study of the personal characteristics and job development roles of a nationwide sample of 104 systems analysts in 20 companies in both the "profit" and "not for profit" sectors indicates that there are significant differences in responsibilities. The range of duties is more narrowly defined for the systems analyst in the "not for profit" sector. The analyst in the "not for profit" sector is more likely to write documentation and perform end user training. Maintenance duties are about the same. The analyst in the "profit sector" tends to be younger, has less formal education and is paid more than his "not for profit" counterpart. The paper specifically covers (1) system development roles, (2) training and documentation duties, (3) systems maintenance duties, (4) staff functions, and (5) professional development activities. © 1987.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1986

DOI of published version

10.1016/0378-7206(86)90002-9

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