Equivocality in IS/IT Project Evaluation: Model Development and Pilot Study

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IS/IT projects are perceived as ventures which are prone to failure and may lead to disruptive conditions. Evaluating the continuation of projects is highly important for stakeholders and decision makers. However, this event is hampered by the problem of equivocality. The main objective of this study is to examine the equivocal situations and their causes in inducing the ambiguity toward the projects next course of action. A theoretically grounded research model is constructed that postulates the influence of content, context and process of evaluation on the extent of equivocal situations prevailed when evaluating IS/IT projects. This paper describes development of the model and the measurements. By surveying knowledge professionals experienced in IS/IT project management, the model is tested using Partial Least Squares (PLS). The paper presents a discussion of the initial findings and conclusions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1165
JournalProcedia technology
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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