Understanding Information Systems Evolution and Management through an Analysis of Power, Power Sources and Stakeholder Dependencies: A Case Study

19 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2012

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June Bradley

Victoria University, Melbourne

Michael McGrath

Victoria University, Melbourne

Date Written: November 14, 2012

Abstract

The important role that organizational power and politics can play in information systems (IS) management has received considerable attention over the years. Stakeholder dependencies, based upon power sources, are integral to organization power. An analysis of such dependencies during the life of an insurance industry IS is presented. Formal Social Network Analysis methods are employed to specify, depict and analyze dependencies, which may be used to explain much that occurred in the evolution of the IS.

Keywords: information systems, organizational power, social network analysis

JEL Classification: L86, M15

Suggested Citation

Bradley, June and McGrath, Michael, Understanding Information Systems Evolution and Management through an Analysis of Power, Power Sources and Stakeholder Dependencies: A Case Study (November 14, 2012). Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2175410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2175410

June Bradley

Victoria University, Melbourne ( email )

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Australia

Michael McGrath (Contact Author)

Victoria University, Melbourne ( email )

Footscray Park
PO Box 14428
Melbourne, 8001
Australia

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