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Journal Article

The Eleven Years of the European Conference on IT Evaluation: Retrospectives and Perspectives for Possible Future Research  pp81-98

Egon Berghout, Dan Remenyi

© Sep 2005 Volume 8 Issue 2, Editor: Dan Remenyi, pp81 - 142

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the papers that have been presented at the European Conference on IT Evaluation during the past eleven years. It considers the main issues, and learning themes addressed in papers presented to these Conferences. The paper also reflects on the possible future direction, which this research may take and three major research themes are suggested. Some 356 papers have been presented at ECITE. Over the eleven year period it is clear that the level of understanding as reflected in the papers has significantly increased. Themes, which were particularly well addressed, include IT and IS value, the multidisciplinary nature of evaluation, the importance of stakeholder analysis, organisational learning and life cycle management. Three issues are identified as particularly important for further research. These are, the theoretical underpinning of IT evaluation, improving the data sets for research and establishing a more common core of concepts.

 

Keywords: IT, IS, Evaluation, Theoretical frameworks, empirical research, case studies, questionnaires, core concepts, corporate politics, data sets, research maturity

 

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