A study of critical success factors of information system projects in China

There have been many studies reported in project management literature on factors that contribute to the success or failure of projects. However, many of the critical success factors (CSFs) identified are too general as they tend to be derived from a wide variety of project types and not specific to a certain class of projects; in particular, the information system (IS) projects. Characterized by fast growth and continuing to be invested with huge amounts of money all over the world today, IS projects have, however, suffered greatly from a high rate of failure. Unfortunately, extensive literature review finds little effort focused specifically on the CSFs of IS projects. China's IS project failure rate is even worse when compared with those in developed countries. Our recent literature review finds no published work about CSF studies in the IS projects of China. The business and industrial environment of China is still very different from the West. We believe that the CSFs identified in the developed countrie
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