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Information Systems Planning and Success in SMEs: Strategizing for IS

  • Maria KamariotouEmail author
  • Fotis Kitsios
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 353)

Abstract

Although the Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) has been emerging for large firms, family businesses do not develop strategic planning and they do not support business goals using Information Systems (IS). Thus, the implemented plans are not effective, and they do not meet the objectives. The purpose of this paper is to indicate the phases which contribute to a greater extent of success in order to provide conclusions regarding the implementation of this process in SMEs. Data were collected from IS executives in Greek SMEs. Factor Analysis is performed on the detailed items of the SISP process and success constructs.

Keywords

Strategic Information Systems Planning Phases Success SMEs IT strategy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied InformaticsUniversity of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece

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