Environmental pressures, culture and factors contributing in the usage of various categories of application software

Vijay K. Agrawal, Abid Haleem

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Abstract

This research investigates the effect of cultural and environmental pressures on contributing factors in the usage of various categories of application software, based on the experience and perception of chief information officers in India and the U.S. The results show that, in both countries, environmental pressures and cultural factors both have a significant influence on the contributing factors in the usage of various categories of application software. In this study, the contributing factors in the usage of various categories of software were identified as follows: shrinkage in systems life cycle, high cost and high risk-prone tendency of the needed software, desired characteristics of the software solution, administrative motivation, quantum improvements, growth in the usage of off-the-shelf/ERP packages (gross value), and growth in the usage of off-the-shelf/ERP packages (net value). The culture is measured by using variables power distance, uncertainty avoidance, individualism, and masculinity. The environmental pressures are measured using variables frequency of changes in marketing practices, rate of product obsolescence, prediction of competitors’ actions, prediction of consumer test/product demand, and frequency of changes in mode of production/ services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-45
Number of pages15
JournalGlobal Journal of Flexible Systems Management
Volume6
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Application software
  • Culture
  • Environmental pressure
  • Factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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