Method Deployment in Small- and Medium-Sized Firms: Addressing the Organizational Context

  • T. Päivärinta
  • E. Å. Larsen
  • L. Ingulfsvann
  • Ø. Kristiansen


This paper presents results from a grounded theory analysis of method deployment in five small- and medium-sized system development organizations. The study confirms some observations from earlier research, such as the impact of project size and individual attitude and experience of developers. In addition, organizational factors, such as type of business, development goals, history of method use, employee turnover, geographical distribution and customer relationship, may explain method deployment decisions.


Customer Preference Customer Relationship Project Coordination Project Size Information System Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Päivärinta
    • 1
  • E. Å. Larsen
    • 1
  • L. Ingulfsvann
    • 1
  • Ø. Kristiansen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, School of ManagementAgder University CollegeNorway

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