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Volume 17 Issue 1, Special issue from ECIME 2013 / Jul 2014  pp1‑121

Editor: Prof Przemyslaw Lech

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE ‑ ECIME2013  pp1‑2

Prof. Przemys›aw Lech

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The Adoption of Cloud Computing by Irish SMEs … an Exploratory Study  pp3‑14

Dr. Marian Carcary, Dr. Eileen Doherty, Gerard Conway

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A Case for Non‑Profit Organisations to engage in the use of Shared Computing Services  pp15‑22

Barbara Crump, Raja Peter

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Building Persuasiveness into Information Systems  pp23‑35

Marja Harjumaa, Salla Muuraiskangas

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Enterprise System Implementation from the Functional Consultants’ Perspective  pp36‑46

Przemysław Lech

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Identifying Multiple Dimensions of a Business Case: A Systematic Literature Review  pp47‑59

Kim Maes, Wim Van Grembergen, Steven De Haes

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Abstract: A business case is in many organisations perceived as a valuable instrument for the justification and evaluation of information technology (IT) investments. This attention from practice has been ascertained by academic scholars, resulting in a growing number of publications in both top academic and practitioner journals since 1999. However, much knowledge on business case research is scattered throughout literature and a clear definition of what actually constitutes a business case is still missing. Therefore, the present paper aims to understand and integrate the current state of research on business cases in an attempt to realise two objectives with clear contributions. First, we tackle the problem of scattered knowledge by organising fragmented knowledge into a newly developed Business Case Research Framework that clearly structures the study field into six dimensions. Second, we identify what constitutes a business case and provide a clear definition to resolve the misunderstanding among scholars. A systematic literature review methodology is performed in a selection of top academic and practitioner journals. Based on the literature findings, we observe that the application of business cases is useful in a broad range of investment contexts. We also find sufficient argumentation that using a business case continuously throughout an entire investment life cycle can increase the investment success rate, that a richer set of information (rather than only financial numbers) should be included in a business case and that stakeholder inclusion is important when developing and using business cases. 


Keywords: Keywords: Business Case, Business Case Process, IS/IT Investments, Framework Development, Systematic Literature Review, Concept Definition, Future Research


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Enabling Virtual Communities of Practice: A Case‑study of Swedish‑Indian collaboration in IT development  pp60‑70

Minna Salminen-Karlsson

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Ontology of Information Security in Enterprises  pp71‑87

Stephen Schiavone, Lalit Garg, Kelly Summers

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Organisational Value of Social Technologies: An Australian Study  pp88‑99

Mohini Singh, Konrad Peszynski

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Role of Information Systems for Strategic Agility in Supply Chain Setting: Telecommunication Industry Study  pp100‑112

Nicholas Blessing Mavengere

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Responsibility and Accountability for Information Asset Management (IAM) in Organisations  pp113‑121

Nina Evans, James Price

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