A Comparative Study on the Implementation Inhibitors and Facilitators of Management Information Systems and Integrated Decision Support Systems: A Perception of IT Practitioners in Mexico

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A comparative study of inhibitors and facilitators for implementing management information systems (MIS) and integrated decision support systems (integrated DSS) is reported. Knowing implementation inhibitors and facilitators for a specific IT system is useful for IT practitioners to prepare and use implementation checklists and guidelines when they are confronted with such tasks. In the international literature, several studies have reported implementation critical success factors for a single component of integrated DSS. However, studies on specific inhibitors and facilitators for integrated DSS implementation are still scarce. Consequently, there is very limited and incomplete knowledge about them for DSS implementations. This research addresses this knowledge gap by using collected data from IT practitioners located in medium and large organizations in the central region of an emergent economy (Mexico country), and compares the findings with implementation inhibitors and facilitators for MIS reported in the international literature. Relevant and particular findings suggest critical differences that should be considered for implementing integrated DSS and not treating them as MIS in similar regions of emergent economies. Their utilization in regions of well-developed economies is encouraged to be further studied through a cross-country study.


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