Research Problem and Research Questions
Whilst scholarly research has concentrated on the wider issues, within the practitioner community there was a widespread consensus emerging that international systems are a not only a major element of any global business strategy but also a major, and potentially disastrous, stumbling block for global operators. By 1994, a considerable body of – mostly anecdotal – evidence1 for the difficulties with these systems had been assembled in the practitioners’ literature . A selection of this is presented below.
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- Buss, M. D. J. 1982. Managing international information systems. Harvard Business Review, Sep/Oct 60(5), 153–162.Google Scholar
- Barsoux, J.-L. 1992. Following the leaders. International Management, 47(7), 40–41.Google Scholar