BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
It is a well known fact that the success of any organization
is dependent on its decision-making potentials, and decision making is
dependent on timely availability of quality information.
An organization has transactions that must be processed in
order to carry out its day-to-day activities. The payroll must be prepared,
sales and payments on account must be posted; these and others are data
processing tasks, but a management information system performs other tasks as
well as is more than a data processing system. It is an information processing
system applying the power of the computer to provide information for management
and decision makers (www. Journals, information and organisation).
It is really hard to imagine an industry or business that
has not been affected by computer information systems and computer
applications. Many businesses consider management of their information resource
to be equal to their other key resources: properties, facilities, employees and
capital. MIS is about analyzing and designing information system that fulfills
those business requirements. (www. Journals, information and organisation)
“Wherever people are active and working together in an
organization, they work out some sort of system without the help of an analyst,
through these systems, they get things done”. Such systems have been found to
be frequently inefficient and sometimes even inadequate.
Management information system (computer oriented has evolved
to reduce the inadequacies of the traditional information system).
OF RESEARCH PROBLEM
Due to the trends of modern times, the work of managers in
organizations has become very information-intensive and the environment in
which it is done is very information-rich. Suffice it to mention that any
organization without a sound management information system will not thrive, it
therefore becomes pertinent to address the following issues: (www. Journals,
information and organisation)
1. Does management
information system has any impact on organizations performance.
information system has any impact on
organization decision making?
1.3 AIMS AND
OBJECTIVES OF STUDY
The major objective of this research/project is to provide
relevant information as regards the impact of management information system on
organizational performance and also to add to the bank of knowledge where any
The objective could be broken down as follows:
Examine whether MIS has any impact on organizational
Determine whether MIS has any impact on management decision
1.4 SCOPE OF
This research project will be carried out solely in the oil
industry, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to be specific.
It will be conducted only in Edo-State (Benin City) and will
concentrate on information systems of management (one of the technologies
designed to efficiently assist management in collecting and processing
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This research (project) is very relevant as it will provide
first-hand information on the impact of information system on management
performance in the oil industry.
1. The Oil
Industry (NNPC): Management will be informed as regards how to effectively
collect, process, store and disseminate data at their disposal. This will lead
to growth in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the oil industry
2 The various
investors (Potential and Existing) will benefit also as growth and development
in the industry would mean growth in their investments.
3. As the industry
advances due to proper management of information, it would be easy to discharge
its corporate social responsibilities, thus, the society benefits.
4. Government: For
environmental planning, military planning tax management, urban planning, rate
management etc. All this can be made possible through management information
5. The research
will also beneficial to future researches on this particular area of interest.
6. Where any
similar research exists, it will add to the bank of knowledge for future
information system has no effect on organizational performance.
Management information system has an effect on organizational
Information system has no impact on management decisions in an
HA: Information system has an impact on
management decisions in an organization.
LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY (CONSTRAINTS)
Certain factors could possibly hamper and affect the success
of this research project. Not enough time, funds, materials, too large a
distance to be covered, might not allow for a very elaborate study to be
conducted. Hence, the study might be of less meaning compared to its
significance in order to save time, cost, effort and reduce stress, a company
in the oil industry (Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation) has been selected
as a case study.
The method to be used for collecting data for this project
shall majorly be derived from two sources which are the primary and secondary
The basic instrument for the collection of data shall be
questionnaire. It is hoped that this medium will secure the needed information
with great accuracy and will minimize cost and time.