A Comparison of the Perceived Importance of Information Systems Development Strategies by Developers from the United States and Korea

A Comparison of the Perceived Importance of Information Systems Development Strategies by Developers from the United States and Korea

Chung S. Kim (Southwest Missouri State University, USA) and Dane K. Peterson (Southwest Missouri State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2003040101
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Abstract

This study examined the perceptions of Information Systems (IS) developers from the U.S. and Korea with regards to the strategies that are considered crucial for IS success. The results of a principal component analysis revealed that the IS development strategies could be classified into four categories: (1) Organizational Integration, (2) Team Member Characteristics, (3) Project Leader Traits, and (4) Project Development Management. ANOVA results indicated that developers from both countries viewed Organizational Integration as the most important component and Project Development Management as the least important component. However, while IS developers in the U.S. viewed Team Member Characteristics as the second most important component, Korean IS developers rated the Project Leader Traits as the second most important component. Moreover, the IS developers from the U.S. rated Organizational Integration and Team Member Characteristics as significantly more important than did the IS developers from Korea. The results were discussed in terms of Hofstedeā€™s model of national culture.

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