Literature Review - Organizational Characteristics
Organizational Characteristics and MIS Success in the Context of Small BusinessAuthor(s): Louis RaymondReviewed work(s):Source: MIS Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Mar., 1985), pp. 37-52Published by: Management Information Systems Research Center, University of MinnesotaStable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/249272 .Accessed: 01/11/2012 21:42Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at .http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range ofcontent in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new formsof scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. .Management Information Systems Research Center, University of Minnesota is collaborating with JSTOR todigitize, preserve and extend access to MIS Quarterly.http://www.jstor.org MIS Success in Small Business Organizational Characteristicsa nd MIS Success in the Context of Small Business By: Louis Raymond Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada Abstract Informationsy stems research on implementationsu ccess has always posited the importance of organizationalc ontextf actors. Thisi mpliest hatpreviousr esults, obtained almost exclusively from studies of large organizations, cannot necessarily be generalized to small organizations. This article presents an empirical investigation designed to study the relationship between organizational characteristics and the success of MIS in the context of small business. Several hypotheses were tested using data collected from 464 small manufacturingfi rmsi n the provinceo f Quebec. Ther esultss how thats everal organizationaclo mputerusage characteristics are significantly associated to MIS success. It was also found that most of these characteristicsa re relatedt o the lengtho f...