Information management

The evaluation of information systems investments

  • Leslie¬†Willcocks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: of capital importance

    1. Leslie Willcocks
      Pages 1-27
  3. Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
  4. The Strategic Dimension

  5. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Beat Hochstrasser
      Pages 151-169
    3. Tom Coleman, Mark Jamieson
      Pages 189-205
    4. Leslie Willcocks, Helen Margetts
      Pages 207-230
  6. Process and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Catherine Griffiths
      Pages 233-251
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


Survey and study background In an effort to gain some answers on the 1ST capital investment (project selection) decision criteria used in practice, a survey was undertaken in 1990 of 80 American, British, Australian and New Zealand companies. A one-page survey form was used that provided 15 possible 1ST investment criteria, a means of indicating whether they are used or not, the percentage of projects to which each criterion is applied, and an overall ranking in terms of total project value for each criterion. The criteria are shown in Table 2.1. The criteria are categorized into financial, management, and development criteria. They were developed, first, through interviews with some 20 chief information officers (CIOs) in Britain and the United States. These CIOs were questioned on what criteria their organizations use in selecting 1ST investment projects, with the aim of developing a full list of the criteria used in practice. Secondly, the criteria and the form were tested and refined in a pilot study with some 12 companies. The criteria used in the survey and listed in Table 2.1 are primary level criteria.


Information Technology (IT) information management information system management organization strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Leslie¬†Willcocks
    • 1
  1. 1.Oxford Institute of Information ManagementTempleton College, University of OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-41540-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3208-2
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