Towards an Integrative, Multilevel Theory for Managing the Direct and Indirect Impacts of IT Project Success Factors

Tomi Dahlberg, H Kivijärvi

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Abstract

Practitioners and researchers have identified numerous variables that impact IT project success. Rather than adding new variables, we attempted to reduce them to a more generic model. First, we identified potential factors, hypothesized about the relationships between the factors and then integrated the hypotheses into a research model. In addition to project level factors, we identified IT, business, and environment level factors. The model is thus multilevel but also integrative as it hypothesizes about the relationships between the model factors. Finally, we empirically evaluated the hypotheses and the research model. We used survey data of 249 CxOs for the empirical evaluation. Results confirmed that the research model factors contributed directly and indirectly on the success of IT projects. According to our findings, a favorable financial situation, highly-perceived importance of IT, and good IT and IT project competencies have especially significant positive impacts on IT project success.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publication49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages4971–4980
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-5670-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences - 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2016
Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016

Conference

ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Period05/01/1608/01/16

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