Conceptualising and responding to risk in IT projects

Brookfield, D., Fischbacher-Smith, D. , Mohd-Rahim, F. and Boussabaine, H. (2014) Conceptualising and responding to risk in IT projects. Risk Management, 16(3), pp. 195-230. (doi: 10.1057/rm.2014.10)

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An unresolved element of the debate concerning software implementation projects concerns the difficulty of theoretically linking a coherent risk construct to an empirical validation of the risk management process. We show how key risk management activities can be embedded within a carefully developed risk construct that offers both theoretical and practical content. We support our work using data from a large sample survey and evidence how risk can accumulate in a project; show which risk mitigation strategies are likely to be used in practice and over which risk areas of the risk construct; and report a new finding concerning the strategic responses to technical failure in projects.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Denis
Authors: Brookfield, D., Fischbacher-Smith, D., Mohd-Rahim, F., and Boussabaine, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Risk Management
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Online):1743-4637

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