Research Problem and Research Questions

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 23)


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.


International System Global Operator Multinational Firm Scholarly Research Practitioner Community 
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  4. Passino, J. H. Jr. 1990. Harnessing the potential of information technology for support of the new global organization. Human Resource Management, 29(1), 69–76.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Glass, R. L. 1992. The Universal Elixir and Other Computing Projects Which Failed. Computing Trends, Bloomington, IN, Chapters  5,  6,  9.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information ManagementVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNew Zealand

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