Trust-building mechanisms utilized in outsourced IS development projects: a case study
Abbreviated Journal Title
trust; outsourcing information systems development; Enterprise resource; planning; PERFORMANCE; DISTRUST; BEHAVIOR; EXCHANGE; BUSINESS; Computer Science, Information Systems; Information Science & Library; Science; Management
This article describes the trust-building mechanisms used between top-level managers, project team members, users, and outsourcers over the course of a project offering outsourced information systems development (OISD). Previous studies of trust were used to identify potential trust-building mechanisms for participants in OISD projects over three potential stages of trust building: deterrence-based trust, knowledge-based trust and identification-based trust. A case study approach was then used to explore the development of trust for individuals involved in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation for a US$ 2.5 billion international manufacturing company. The results indicate that the various stakeholders did not encounter previously identified stages of building trust, but significant differences were found in the use of trust-building mechanisms among top-level managers, project team members, users, and outsourcers. Implications for scholars and practitioners are discussed. (C) 2003 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Information & Management
"Trust-building mechanisms utilized in outsourced IS development projects: a case study" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4518.