Towards an integrative, multilevel theory for managing the direct and indirect impacts of IT project success factors

Tomi Dahlberg, Hannu 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 relation-ships 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 languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4971-4980
Number of pages10
Volume2016-March
ISBN (Electronic)9780769556703
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Koloa, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20168 Jan 2016
Conference number: 49

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Abbreviated titleHICSS
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa
Period05/01/201608/01/2016

Keywords

  • Importance of IT
  • IT competencies
  • IT project competencies
  • Success of IT projects

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