Success criteria for systems led transformation: managerial implications for global operations management

Ojiako, Udechukwu and Maguire, Stuart (2008) Success criteria for systems led transformation: managerial implications for global operations management. Industrial Management & Data Systems, 108 (7). pp. 887-908. ISSN 0263-5577

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Purpose – Organisational transformation has been a major research theme over the last few decades. The main emphasis focuses on how successful organisations are using information systems and technology (IS/IT) to transform business operations. This paper aims to summarize and evaluate the key perspectives and concepts of change management. These perspectives and concepts are used to conduct an overview of the transformation of a major UK telecommunications company is using IS as a driver.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper focuses on trying to understand the whole range of systems-related problems that may confront an organisation during the introduction of new operational systems as part of organisational change and transformation. The primary objective is to identify best practice. A case study focusing on a large organisation is the approach used to try and elicit learning.

Findings – The view emerging from the case study is that there are generic problems that need to be addressed especially related to how system changes, processes and the customer are managed. Even with an increasing caseload of examples where large firms are unsuccessfully with major organisational transformations-companies are still willing to undergo this risky change process.

Research limitations/implications – It is intended that this best practice framework will be used in other organisational environments.

Originality/value – The paper contributes to widening studies on systems introduction as part of organisational change.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:06

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