Information Systems Project Abandonment: A Stakeholder Analysis
International Journal of Information Management 25(2), 2005, pp. 173-184
Posted: 21 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 21, 2005
This paper reports on the experience of an organization in Singapore in implementing and eventually abandoning an electronic procurement project. By means of a stakeholder analysis, this paper examines stakeholders’ roles in the organization’s decision to abandon the software project. This study uses Freeman’s (1984) stakeholder analytical framework to interpret data and develop four major findings. By providing a better understanding of project stakeholders’ perceptions, expectations and interrelationships during project development, this study presents researchers with a project abandonment evaluation framework that is enhanced with a stakeholder perspective. The lessons learned can also offer practitioners useful insights on how to manage stakeholders in information systems development projects.
Keywords: Information systems project abandonment, information systems failure, stakeholder analysis, case study approach
JEL Classification: M40
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