Title: Determinants of strategic planning effectiveness for information systems in SMEs

Authors: Jung-Chi Pai, Gwo-Guang Lee, Hsiu-Fen Lin

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Takming University of Science and Technology, No. 56, Sec. 1, Huan-Shan Road, Nei-Hu District, Taipei, Taiwan 114, ROC. ' Department of Information Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No. 43, Sec. 4, Keelung Road, Taipei, Taiwan 106, ROC. ' Department of Shipping and Transportation Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, No. 2, Pei-Ning Road, Keelung, Taiwan 20224, ROC

Abstract: Although the relationship between various factors and the effectiveness of Information Systems Strategic Planning (ISSP) has been extensively studied, ISSP in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) has seldom been studied empirically. This study examines the factors influencing the effectiveness of ISSP from the Technological, Organisational and Environmental (TOE) perspectives. Data were collected via a questionnaire survey sent to 800 high-tech manufacturing SMEs in Taiwan. The statistical results show that some TOE factors influencing ISSP effectiveness. The implications of the findings for Information System (IS) practice are discussed. Moreover, this study provides a valuable reference for business managers conducting ISSP exercises and for researchers interested in ISSP.

Keywords: information systems; strategic planning; technological factors; organisational factors; environmental factors; high technology; high-tech SMEs; manufacturing SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2008.021193

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.6, pp.739 - 758

Published online: 09 Nov 2008 *

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