alexa Factors affecting the level of success of community information systems.
Business & Management

Business & Management

Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

Author(s): Coombs CR, Doherty NF, LoanClarke J

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Abstract The factors that influence the ultimate level of success or failure of systems development projects have received considerable attention in the academic literature. However, previous research has rarely targeted different instances of a common type of system within a homogeneous organisational sector. This paper presents the results of a survey of IM&T managers within Community Trusts to gain insights into the factors affecting the success of Community Information Systems. The results demonstrate that the most successful operational systems were thoroughly tested prior to implementation and enjoyed high levels of user and senior management commitment. Furthermore, it has been shown that there is a relationship between the level of organisational impact and systems success, with the most successful systems engendering changes to the host organisation's culture, level of empowerment and clinical working practices. In addition to being of academic interest, this research provides many important insights for practising IM&T managers.
This article was published in J Manag Med and referenced in Journal of Business & Financial Affairs

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