An Evolutionary Perspective

Danijela Briggs, David Arnott

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    Abstract

    Most studies of DSS failure involve survey research, based on factor models. This paper takes an alternative approach and reports on the intensive investigation of a single DSS project in a manufacturing company. The theoretical model informing the research is Keen’s adaptive design approach that conceptualizes DSS development as a series of adaptive loops between the system, the client, and the analyst. The case study analysis identifies a series of factors or processes that can interfere with Keen’s adaptive loops; we call these factors evolutionary disruptors. Knowledge of these disruptors may alert DSS developers to the likelihood of project failure earlier than would otherwise be the case.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)91-111
    Number of pages21
    JournalJournal of Decision Systems
    Volume13
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

    Keywords

    • DSS
    • Evolutive design
    • Internet DSS
    • IS development methods and tools

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    Briggs, Danijela ; Arnott, David. / An Evolutionary Perspective. In: Journal of Decision Systems. 2004 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 91-111.
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