Recently, " dot-com " startups relied on the well-known concept of " first-mover advantage " to justify huge marketing expenses and large financial losses. The idea was that once the firm had gathered customers, it would keep those customers because it had a first-mover advantage. But was that assumption valid? We analyzed whether first-mover advantage… (More)
• If methods are to be used more effectively, then formats for distributing that information need to change. Andersen Consulting implemented methodology structures that were successfully reinvented to satisfy various user needs.
We define " method " as a systematic way of doing something, which, in the context of this paper, is developing and/or implementing information systems. Abstract In IS practice as well as in the literature, IS development methods are prominently espoused. IS development methods are used around the world and globalization of business stimulates their… (More)
We model the diffusion of IT outsourcing via announcements about IT outsourcing deals. We estimate a lognormal diffusion curve to test whether IT outsourcing follows a pure diffusion process or there are contagion effects involved. The methodology permits us to study the consequences of outsourcing events, especially mega-deals with IT contract amounts that… (More)