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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 3, ECITE 2005 Special / Nov 2005  pp143‑230

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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Evaluating Success in Post‑Merger IS Integration: A Case Study  pp143‑150

Maria Alaranta

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An Evaluation Framework for the Acceptance of Web‑Based Aptitude Tests  pp151‑158

Michael Amberg, Sonja Fischer, Manuela Schröder

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Why IT Continues to Matter: Reflections on the Strategic Value of IT  pp159‑168

Frank Bannister, Dan Remenyi

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IS Evaluation in Practice  pp169‑178

Ann Brown

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Abstract

IS evaluation exercises continued to engender scepticism. The evaluation of IS investment is considered a 'wicked problem' and there are good reasons for this judgement. The topic has attracted many researchers. There is a substantial body of literature on the problems of measurement and the inadequacies of traditional investment appraisal methods. A wide range of alternative tools has been proposed to replace these approaches. But many surveys of actual practice have established little evidence of their use. Reported IS evaluation practice appears to be relatively unsophisti‑ cated or absent in many organisations. This paper draws on existing literature and case material to analyse the problem facing organisations when planning an IS evaluation exercise. It argues that the factors that can undermine the effectiveness of IS evaluation projects pose ma‑ jor problems. Management apathy may be a rational response to a complex and difficult exercise that often yields little benefit to the organisation. 

 

Keywords: IS evaluation, Failure-prone decision process, IS Business value, IS evaluation project

 

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