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Risks in the Collaborative Development of Management Information Systems (MIS) by Nigerian Universities

Risks in the Collaborative Development of Management Information Systems (MIS) by Nigerian Universities
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Author(s): Princely Ifinedo (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) and Charles Uwadia (University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch170

Abstract

This paper discusses the risks in the collaborative development of an MIS application by Nigerian universities. The study uses observation, interviews and Delphi study in presenting its findings. The viewpoints of the Directors of the project were solicited. The findings indicate that funding of the project, top administrators’ commitment as well as the role of the external donors are among the topmost risks. The implication of the study is discussed and future research directions given.

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