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Dialectics and contradictions in public procurement of information systems
Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Kristiansand.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
2014 (English)In: Electronic Government: 13th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2014, Dublin, Ireland, September 1-3, 2014. Proceedings / [ed] Marijn Janssen ; Hans Jochen Scholl ; Maria A. Wimmer; Frank Bannister, Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2014, 289-300 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Public procurement of Information Systems is a highly complex process. Not surprisingly, systems often fail to meet the needs for which they were procured. One of the main causes of this is the contradictions between goals of different stakeholders. Identifying and understanding these conflicts and contradictions are essential to develop strategies to improve the procurement process. In this paper, we present a case study where we examined the procurement process of a system carried out by a public entity in Norway. Using dialectic theory and stakeholder theory as interpreting lenses, we identified a number of conflicts and contradictions. Some of the contradictions resulted from conflicting and divergent goals of the various stakeholders across groups but also within groups, while others resulted from differing goals of policies and regulations.

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Berlin: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology/Springer Verlag, 2014. 289-300 p.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743 ; 8653
Research subject
Information systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39454DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44426-9_24ScopusID: 84958542952Local ID: e39862ad-69a5-41f1-9635-f6306c1f872fISBN: 978-3-662-44425-2 (print)ISBN: 978-3-662-44426-9 (electronic)OAI: diva2:1012967
IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference : 01/09/2014 - 03/09/2014
Godkänd; 2014; 20140820 (andbra)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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