Benefits identification in inter-organizational information system implementation projects: A multi-case study approach
Frick N., Hemmerich K., Schubert P.
Businesses are increasingly engaging in inter-organizational collaboration. At the same time, assessing the benefits and the success of an inter-organizational system is still a challenge. Academia and businesses alike struggle with insufficient assessment methods and benefits measurement processes. Our research applies and extends a recently developed framework for the assessment of expected and realized benefits in IS implementation projects (expectations-benefits framework). The framework was developed using an established case study methodology (eXperience methodology) including more than 140 case studies of real-world IS projects. In this paper we selected a sample of 16 suitable cases for the study of inter-organizational information systems and found 190 realized and 59 unexpected benefits in the described implementation projects. The findings show several patterns in the benefits in relation to the existing integration scenarios and the benefits categories. © 2012 IEEE.
Benefits; Interorganizational Systems; Case Study Analysis