Aspects of the Stakeholder Concept and their Implications for Information Systems Development

  • Pouloudi A
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Considers the use of the stakeholder concept in the information
systems literature and compares it with current concerns in the
strategic management literature, where the concept originated. In
information systems, the notion of a stakeholder has been used in many
different ways which, however, tend to reflect a primarily descriptive
or instrumental perspective. This paper reviews these approaches and
argues for a more thorough understanding of the stakeholder concept as
information systems development has become more complex. In particular,
the case for a more holistic view of stakeholders in information systems
is made, reflecting the current multi-faceted concerns of information
systems development. This holistic view, more evident in some recent
approaches to the study of information systems stakeholders, is expected
to contribute not only in addressing organizational and cultural issues
of information systems projects, but also to encourage a more ethical
approach to information systems developments

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