Amir M. Sharif

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This paper describes the idiosyncracies of a case study company, through highlighting issues and problems experienced during their attempts to evaluate, implement and realise the holistic implications of a manufacturing information system. Although the Information System (IS) was operational for a period of time, it was eventually deemed a failure. The(More)
In recent years there has been an increased focus on improving the capability and flexibility of organisational information systems through improving, and where necessary, re-engineering inter and intra-organisational information flows. In doing so, many firms have realised that the cornerstone of their information systems capability is dependent upon core(More)
The evaluation and assessment of information systems (IS) is rapidly becoming an important and significant topic for study as well as practice. As such, the application of appraisal frameworks within technology management scenarios in industrial organizations, is vital to determining IS project success and / or failure. The information and knowledge(More)
The economist and statistician George P.E. Box, with reference to statistical probability models, notably opined that " All models are wrong – but some models are useful " (Box, 1979). This largely misquoted but nonetheless famous statement, outlined Box's view that decision makers sometimes have to make decisions with incomplete information, which may be(More)