Title: Effect of organisational culture on ICT project success in public higher learning institutions in Nigeria

Authors: Adewale Adekiya; Oscar Tiago Fontes Bernardes

Addresses: Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria ' School of Accounting and Administration of Porto – ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal

Abstract: Evidences have shown that most projects in developing countries fails at an alarming rate probably due to lack of consideration for critical success factors that are needed in the project management process. In this study, organisational culture is highlighted as one of these factors and its effect on the success of information communication technology infrastructure in three higher educational institutions in Nigeria, was examined. By making use of the cross-sectional survey, research data were elicited from 63 employees/project managers who are deemed as stakeholders to this infrastructure. From the analysis that was conducted, it was discovered based on the perception of these respondents that the ICT infrastructures in these institutions meets and surpasses expectations. Put in another way, these infrastructures may be classified as a success. Additionally, a positive relationship was uncovered between organisational culture and project success which means that project success may be improved by concentrating on manipulating the culture that prevails in an organisational environment. Having this in mind, recommendations were made for organisations to view culture as a veritable tool for enhancing project success.

Keywords: organisational culture; information communication technology; ICT; project success; higher institution of learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2020.108472

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2020 Vol.16 No.3, pp.187 - 210

Received: 26 Apr 2019
Accepted: 19 Jul 2019

Published online: 14 Jul 2020 *

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