Why Do IS Projects Fail? (Hint: You probably already know the answer!)

An article in MIT’s Sloan Management Review (http://sloanreview.mit.edu/projects/embracing-digital-technology/) describes why IT projects so often fail to achieve their intended outcomes. The explanation emphasizes leadership failure specifically, but I believe a closer read really points to three core problems: (1) failure … Continue reading

Understanding Sustained Participation in OSS Projects

Research Question: What mechanisms sustain long-term voluntary developer participation in OSS communities? Abstract: Prior research into open source software (OSS) developer participation has emphasized individuals’ motivations for joining these volunteer communities, but it has failed to explain why people stay … Continue reading

Implementing Innovation

Research Question: What are the relationships among innovation-values fit, implementation climate, and implementation effectiveness? Abstract: Despite a substantial volume of research activities on innovation implementation, implementation outcomes continue to disappoint—particularly those related to large-scale information systems (ISs) implementation projects. In … Continue reading