Scales measuring characteristics of small businesses information systems

Armstrong, Bruce and Fogarty, Gerard J. and Dingsdag, Don (2007) Scales measuring characteristics of small businesses information systems. In: ACIS 2007: 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems:The 3 Rs: Research, Relevance and Rigour - Coming of Age, 5-7 Dec 2007, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

There is a definite focus in Information Systems (IS) research that is based around the identification of variables that measure the factors that influence IS success in small business. Identification of measures is of importance to the individuals running those businesses as well as researchers seeking to enunciate the value of IS. The first step in this process is to develop models of interacting factors that contribute to success. DeLone and McLean (1992) identified six inter-related factors that help to account for success of IS in small business. Their model has served as a platform for other researchers in this area (e.g., Seddon & Kiew, 1996; Thong & Yap, 1995). A second important step in this process is the identification of antecedent factors and core constructs that predict the success of IS. Without such instruments, it is not possible to go beyond mere speculation about possible contributors to small business IS success. In this paper the authors report on the factorial validation of an instrument that can be used to access core constructs that measure CEO characteristics, organisation characteristics and decision-making related to IS. They also provide a descriptive analysis of these scales to illustrate their relationships with each other and the core demographic items from the survey. Later analyses will examine these constructs as predictors of the constructs measuring IS success using structural equation modelling.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 57
Depositing User: Prof. Gerry Fogarty
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008 00:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology adoption; small business computing; computerisation; information system success
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150314 Small Business Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150302 Business Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4072

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