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Analysis of information technology job skills requirement in Fortune 500 corporations

Choong Kwon Lee, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


We are now witnessing the speed of change that we have never had before. The shift toward knowledge-based global economy has led business organizations to network with other organizations to create new values. There is no doubt that IT (Information Technology) is one of the main drivers toward the new economy. IT is being used not only to streamline business processes but also to create new forms of organizations like virtual teams, fluid organization, and strategic partnerships. Consequently, identifying well-trained IT professionals is very critical to today's business organizations. It is unfortunate, however, that most business organizations are still having difficulty in finding candidates who possess appropriate skills. ^ The ultimate goal of this study is to study job skill requirements as IT professionals prepare themselves for their current and future careers. To accomplish this goal, this study focuses on updating skill requirements for IT professionals in the new millennium, investigating the impact of the Internet on IT skill requirements, and identifying transferable skills across different IT jobs. Further, from the results of transferable skills over career paths, IT professionals will be able to see what skills they need to maintain and develop. To achieve these purposes, this dissertation analyzed 2079 IT job ads that were posted on the corporate websites of Fortune 500 companies between Nov. 2000 and Feb. 2003. ^

Subject Area

Business Administration, Management

Recommended Citation

Lee, Choong Kwon, "Analysis of information technology job skills requirement in Fortune 500 corporations" (2003). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3116588.