Social complexity and team cohesion in multiparty information systems development projects

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dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Stephen
dc.contributor.author O'Raghallaigh, Paidi
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Adam, Frédéric
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-11T09:21:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-11T09:21:13Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-24
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, S., O’Raghallaigh, P., Fitzgerald, C. and Adam, F. (2018) 'Social complexity and team cohesion in multiparty information systems development projects', Journal of Decision Systems, pp. 1-14. doi: 10.1080/12460125.2018.1462992 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 14 en
dc.identifier.issn 1246-0125
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6265
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/12460125.2018.1462992
dc.description.abstract Despite the proliferation of Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for Information Systems Development (ISD), the rate of ISD project failure continues to remain exorbitantly high. In particular, social complexity is increasingly seen as an innate feature of multiparty ISD projects which make them less amenable to being ‘tamed’. However, an understanding of the intricacies of social complexity and how it impacts team cohesion in multiparty projects remains nascent. In this paper we offer findings from the case study of a funded academia-industry collaboration to investigate the elusive phenomenon of social complexity. A theoretical framework is developed to reveal the factors which contribute to social complexity and its impact on team cohesion in multiparty ISD projects. The findings derived from the application of this lens reveal the numerous challenges to team cohesion that arose from the interplay between macro- and micro-level factors. Theoretical and practical implications from the paper are also outlined. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/12460125.2018.1462992
dc.rights © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Decision Systems on 24 Apr 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/12460125.2018.1462992 en
dc.subject Information systems development en
dc.subject Social complexity en
dc.subject Industry-academia collaboration Cohesion en
dc.subject Multiparty ISD projects en
dc.subject Subgroups en
dc.title Social complexity and team cohesion in multiparty information systems development projects en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen McCarthy, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: stephen.mccarthy@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-04-24
dc.date.updated 2018-06-11T09:08:39Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.internal.rssid 451668530
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Decision Systems en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress stephen.mccarthy@ucc.ie en


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