• Jens Dibbern
Part of the Information Age Economy book series (AGEECONOMY)


When in the 60s some organizations began to outsource their information systems (IS) function to external service providers, academics and practitioners hardly paid attention.1 This is of little surprise as the awareness of the importance of IS was generally quite low at that time. The role of IS within organizations was mostly limited to the processing of mass data in administrative business functions, like accounting or payroll (Heinzl, 1996).


Information System Cultural Dimension Reference Theory Information Technology Country Specific Factor 
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  1. 1.
    One remarkable exception is the study by Heinrich (1969).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    In Germany special labor rules may serve as an example (Koffka, 1997).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Dibbern
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  1. 1.Universität MannheimMannheimGermany

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