How to Turn Around: Escalation of Commitment in the Context of ISD Project Distress

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Abstract While information systems development (ISD) projects play a pivotal role in maintaining a competitive advantage, ISD project distress evolves dramatically. Given the complex and dynamic nature of ISD projects, they are prone to Escalation of Commitment (EoC), the irrational tendency to persist with failing courses of action. While EoC has been studied to a great extent in management and psychology literature, research on its role in the context of ISD project distress is fragmented, making it challenging to develop de-escalation strategies. To address this gap, we conduct a literature review on EoC in the context of ISD project distress. The proposed nomological net including triggering factors, consequences, mediators, and moderators, as well as a set of developed de-escalation strategies can serve as an inspiration and foundation for future IS researchers. By presenting this review we hope to inform future IS research to acknowledge the role of EoC in ISD projects.
Authors Marx, Carolin & Uebernickel, Falk
Journal or Publication Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
behavioral science
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 11 December 2022
Publisher Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Event Title International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Event Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Event Dates 09.12.2022 - 14.12.2022
Official URL https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2022/is_design/is_des...
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Falk Uebernickel
Date Deposited 01 Oct 2022 13:05
Last Modified 21 Dec 2022 08:07
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/267504

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Marx, Carolin & Uebernickel, Falk: How to Turn Around: Escalation of Commitment in the Context of ISD Project Distress. 2022. - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). - Copenhagen, Denmark.

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