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Information Systems Management And Strategy Formulation: The ‘stages Of Growth’ Model Revisited

R. Galliers, A. Sutherland
Published 1991 · Sociology, Computer Science

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Abstract. The original ‘stages of growth’ model, as applied to the field of Information Systems (Gibson & Nolan, 1974), may be viewed as seminal, given the influence it has had on both theory and practice (Nolan, 1984; Sullivan, 1985; Ward, et al., 1990). This is so, despite the model's lack of substantiation based on empirical evidence, the overly simplistic assumptions on which it is based, and the limited focus of the original concept (Benbasat, et al., 1984; King & Kraemer, 1984).
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