Title: Problems in planning for inter-organisational systems

Authors: Anjali Kaushik, Muneesh Kumar

Addresses: Management Development Institute, Gurgaon 122 001, India. ' Department of Financial Studies, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 021, India.; ESC-Pau, France

Abstract: An empirical survey across 149 large-sized organisations in India revealed that a significant proportion of the companies do not find that the inter-organisational system (IOS) plan has been fully effective in their organisation. The weak performance of IOS planning has been primarily due to the problems and challenges of IOS planning. Though the literature offers some insights into the problems of IS planning in general, the problems in the context of IOS seems to have not been studied. This paper offers a framework for identification of the problems in planning and implementation of the IOS. It uses the framework for categorisation of problems in information systems planning suggested by Lederer and Sethi. The study identifies five problems that significantly affect the extent of implementation of IOS plans. Though, the study is based on data collected from large-sized companies in India, the learning may be useful to information system managers and practitioners in other countries, as well.

Keywords: IOS; inter-organisational systems; systems planning; India; information systems; systems implementation; problem categorisation; Albert Lederer; Vijay Sethi; business; systems research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2011.038801

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2011 Vol.5 No.2, pp.172 - 196

Published online: 17 Apr 2015 *

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