Gartner Research

Overcoming the Challenges of a Dual CIO Structure at Joint Ventures in China

Published: 25 April 2013

ID: G00250439

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Owen Chen


A dual CIO structure at joint ventures in China creates challenges in creating common IT goals, building business culture and running IT operations efficiently. This research provides recommendations to CIOs and business leaders at these joint ventures to overcome the challenges.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Different strategic goals of the two joint venture partners can jeopardize the creation of common IT goals among the joint venture CIOs
  • Different cultures of the two joint venture partners can lead to conflicts in the daily work of the two CIOs
  • A doubled approval process for IT financial, IT operational or strategic decisions regarding the joint venture can cause major inefficiencies in CIOs' daily work

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