Are we there yet? A step closer to theorizing information systems success

Darshana Sedera, Rebekah Eden, Ephraim R. McLean

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The need for native Information Systems (IS) theories has been discussed by several prominent scholars. Contributing to their conjectural discussion, this research moves towards theorizing IS success as a native theory for the discipline. Despite being one of the most cited scholarly works to-date, IS success of DeLone and McLean (1992) has been criticized by some for lacking focus on the theoretical approach. Following theory development frameworks, this study improves the theoretical standing of IS success by minimizing interaction and inconsistency. The empirical investigation of theorizing IS success includes 1396 respondents, gathered through six surveys and a case study. The respondents represent 70 organisations, multiple Information Systems, and both private and public sector organizations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
Subtitle of host publication15-18 December, 2013, Milan, Italy
EditorsRichard Baskerville, Michael Chau
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780615933832
ISBN (Print)9781629934266
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Information Systems 2013 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 15 Dec 201318 Dec 2013
Conference number: 34th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Information Systems 2013
Abbreviated titleICIS 2013
OtherTheme: Reshaping Society through Information Systems Design
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  • DeLone and McLean
  • Information system success
  • Theorizing
  • Theory building

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