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Title: The importance of organisational issues in systems development
Authors: Doherty, Neil
King, Malcolm
Keywords: Systems development
Systems failure
Organisational issues
Organisational change
IT professionals
United Kingdom
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited (© MCB University Press)
Citation: DOHERTY, N.F. and KING, M., 1998. The importance of organisational issues in systems development. Information Technology and People, 11 (2), pp.104-123.
Abstract: Abstract: A survey of senior and influential IT managers explored the related questions of why some senior IT professionals perceive organisational issues to be more important than technical issues, and whether this has a concomitant impact on the treatment of organisational issues. An overall response rate of 63% was achieved from a combined survey of two distinct groups. The results show that there are significant differences in managers’ perceptions about the importance of organisational issues which can, to some extent, be explained in terms of organisational size, and to a lesser extent by the favoured development approach. However, these differences in perception appear to have no identifiable relation to the significant differences in the approaches adopted for treating organisational issues. It is suggested that this is due to the difficulties in treating such issues and further research to resolve these difficulties is proposed.
Description: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09593849810218300. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/09593849810218300
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13419
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09593849810218300
ISSN: 0959-3845
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