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Together We Stand, Divided We Fall – Analyzing Information Systems Acquisition as Service

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-49)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-5670-3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jan 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ISSN (Print)1530-1605


ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Period1/01/00 → …


Information systems (IS) acquisition is not a widely studied topic in the literature. In particular, although the role and participation of different stakeholders such as business people, IT people, and external vendors and consultants is acknowledged, little is known about how they cooperate in an IS acquisition project. In this paper, we will apply a value co-creation framework taken from service research as a lens to study an IS acquisition project in an organization. The case organization intends to acquire their new IS as a cloud service. This approach is novel to all stakeholders, so they have to intensively cooperate for example under tight time constraints. The analysis reveals that appropriate cooperative work adds value to all participants, creates a win-win situation, and that the original value co-creation framework needs to be tailored according to the context.

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