Determinants of strategic planning effectiveness for information systems in SMEs
by Jung-Chi Pai, Gwo-Guang Lee, Hsiu-Fen Lin
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development (IJMED), Vol. 5, No. 6, 2008

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.

Online publication date: Sun, 09-Nov-2008

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