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Title: Success factors in Information Technology applications in small and medium scale industries - the Sri Lankan experience
Authors: Munasinghe, L.
Jayawardena, D.P.W.
Keywords: Information technology; management information systems
small and medium scale industries
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
Citation: Munasinghe, L. and Jayawardena, D.P.W. 2003. Success factors in Information Technology applications in small and medium scale industries - the Sri Lankan experience. Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya, 01: 63-79.
Abstract: This paper argues that the industrialist in developing countries should make use of the opportunities made available by the rapid advancement of information technology to enhance the competitiveness. Most of the enterprises that have made an attempt towards this have not realized the expected benefits of implementing Management Information Systems (MISs). The main reason for this being the lack of understanding of the factors which influences the success of MISs. The main objective of this paper is to identify the factors having a positive influence on success of MISs. The present levels of application for each of the potential areas were assessed.The impact of several factors, which are likely to influence the success of the MISs were analysed. This paper identifies the importance of high commitment of management, efficient manual procedures, high level company wide computer literacy, adequate knowledge of management techniques of the systems analysts and a number of other factors for the success of MISs argues the need for a shift of the policy of IT and management education to strengthen the success factors.
ISSN: ISSN 1391-9210
Appears in Collections:Volume 01 - 2003

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