This thesis aims to analyze the relationship between the degree of procedural elaboration of management information system (MIS) development and MIS performance.
Reviewing and integrating the relevant literature, general procedure of MIS development is established and research hypotheses are generated. The data are collected from 53 companies through interviews and questionnaire.
The procedural elaboration of MIS development is measured by the degree of coincidence between MIS development procedure of each individual organization and the general system development procedure which has been established already. The correlation between procedural elaboration and its performance is analyzed under each organizational situation. In addition to correlation analysis, multiple regression analysis is used to test the hypotheses.
The results of hypotheses testing are as follows:
Correlation coefficient between procedural elaboration of system development and MIS performance is 0.4693, which implies that two variables are very strongly correlated (p = 0.001). Moreover, the relationship between two variables is influenced by several intervening variables such as top management support, age of MIS group, organizational size, and MIS group size. In other word, when top management support and MIS experiences are weak, procedural elaboration of system development is more important influencing factor on MIS performance.
Further research with larger sample size and more elaborated research methodology will be needed to improve the results of this study.