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Information systems evaluation and the information systems development process

Paul Beynon‐Davies (European Business Management School, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK)
Ian Owens (European Business Management School, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK)
Michael D. Williams (European Business Management School, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea, UK)

Journal of Enterprise Information Management

ISSN: 1741-0398

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

In this paper, we consider the synergy between two areas of information system (IS) literature: that concerned with the evaluation of IS and that concerned with explaining the phenomenon of IS failure. On the basis of an analysis of both areas, a model is presented which attempts to integrate IS evaluation into the life cycle of IS development. The model links the issue of failure assessment with the evaluation process and constitutes a strategy for stimulating organisational learning in relation to IS development. The paper concludes with a description of our attempts to validate aspects of the model and plans for further empirical work in this area.

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Beynon‐Davies, P., Owens, I. and Williams, M.D. (2004), "Information systems evaluation and the information systems development process", Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 276-282. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410390410548689

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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