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From Third Generation to Fourth Generation Applications Development: A Case Study

D.E. Avison (Department of Accounting & Management Science Southampton University Southampton, S09 5NH, UK.)
H.U. Shah (Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Aston University Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK.)

Information Technology & People

ISSN: 0959-3845

Article publication date: 1 April 1992

Abstract

Describes the results of research carried out in a large commercial telecommunications organisation where the information systems group was undergoing a change from developing systems in a traditional third generation environment to a fourth generation development environment. Exposes a number of difficulties, notably ′people problems′ associated with innovation. Concludes that even where the technical aspects should lead to increased efficiency, this might not be the end result.

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Avison, D.E. and Shah, H.U. (1992), "From Third Generation to Fourth Generation Applications Development: A Case Study", Information Technology & People, Vol. 6 No. 4, pp. 233-248. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003552

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