Information systems and other capital investments: evaluation practices compared

Information systems and other capital investments: evaluation practices compared Reports on the findings of two surveys which examined the way organisations evaluate information systems/technology and other capital of investments. The issues addressed include the following: the extent of evaluation; the extent to which evaluation depends on organisational factors, such as project cost and level of organisational turnover; the existence of formal procedures of evaluation; the financial and other criteria used to evaluate investments, and their importance; and the problems organisations face when evaluating both types of investment. In addressing the above issues the study serves two objectives: first, the findings provide valuable insights regarding the way both types of investments are evaluated, which is currently lacking in both the information systems and the accounting and finance literature, and second, the findings enable confirmation or refutation of some of the popular myths which exist in the information systems literature that such investments are different, are therefore evaluated in a “different” way and present “different” problems when compared to other types of organisational investment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Logistics Information Management Emerald Publishing

Information systems and other capital investments: evaluation practices compared

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-6053
DOI
10.1108/09576059910256286
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Abstract

Reports on the findings of two surveys which examined the way organisations evaluate information systems/technology and other capital of investments. The issues addressed include the following: the extent of evaluation; the extent to which evaluation depends on organisational factors, such as project cost and level of organisational turnover; the existence of formal procedures of evaluation; the financial and other criteria used to evaluate investments, and their importance; and the problems organisations face when evaluating both types of investment. In addressing the above issues the study serves two objectives: first, the findings provide valuable insights regarding the way both types of investments are evaluated, which is currently lacking in both the information systems and the accounting and finance literature, and second, the findings enable confirmation or refutation of some of the popular myths which exist in the information systems literature that such investments are different, are therefore evaluated in a “different” way and present “different” problems when compared to other types of organisational investment.

Journal

Logistics Information ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1999

Keywords: Capital investment; Evaluation; Information systems; Information technology; Organizational policy

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