Title: Simulating strategic information systems planning process using fuzzy cognitive map

Authors: Soroosh Nalchigar, S.M.R. Nasserzadeh, Babak Akhgar

Addresses: LIP6, University Pierre and Marie Curie – Paris VI, BC 169, 4, Place Jussieu, 75252, Paris Cedex 05, France. ' Department of Information Technology Management, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, No. 5, Payam Alley, Rudbar e Gharbi Street, Mirdamad Avenue, P.O. Box 1546755811, Tehran, Iran. ' Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus (C3RI), Sheffield, S1 1WB, UK

Abstract: Strategic information systems planning (SISP) is one of the key factors in modern information age. Proposition of different methods for strategic information system planning baffle the organisations about using which of them. The problem here is the complexity of dealing with strategic information system planning due to superabundant factors engaged in it. In this paper the applications of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs), as decision making and modelling tool, in SISP context have been discussed. The objective is to simulate and represent the factors affecting the planning process which is considered both a tool and a need in today|s competitive society. The resulting SISP fuzzy cognitive map gives a clear perception of factors affecting the planning process and their relations which help decision-makers and planners analyse and come to their related decisions and plans.

Keywords: strategic information systems; information systems planning; fuzzy cognitive maps; FCM; simulation; decision making; Delphi method; strategic planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2011.042410

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2011 Vol.8 No.3, pp.286 - 306

Published online: 30 Sep 2014 *

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