How the perception of project success and accountability affect the IS process document completeness Conference

Wang, TW, Lee, CC, Surysekar, K. (2006). How the perception of project success and accountability affect the IS process document completeness . 7 4084-4092.



cited authors

  • Wang, TW; Lee, CC; Surysekar, K

abstract

  • The perception of project outcome can influence people's wiliness to report details in a project. We report an experimental study on the effect of outcome perception and accountability to the completeness of IS documentation. We discuss this issue both theoretically and empirically. We find that perception of project outcome has a significant influence on documentation decisions. Managers of "failure" projects were more inclined to report more of the bad process details than managers of "successful" projects, consistent with attribution theory.

publication date

  • December 1, 2006

start page

  • 4084

end page

  • 4092

volume

  • 7