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Causes of Failure of Implementation Management Information Systems (MIS) in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Middle East


This paper aims to identify factors that are affecting business failures of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Middle East. The intention of this research study is to provide insights on the understanding of how people could improve their business by looking at factors affecting business failures and increase chances of success. Though there are over 100 factors, this study examined few main factors that influence the SMEs business success, one is external factors and the other is internal factors. The failure rate of information system management projects within enterprises, particularly in small and medium enterprises in contrast to the big enterprises are quite high. There are many other reasons for this rate of failure in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Middle East. The key target of this research is to examine only few major factors which are responsible for the failure of implementation of management information systems (MIS) in small and medium-sized enterprises using a research model and the future work of conducting a questionnaire survey and focus group with the business people in the Middle East. The review of current pertinent literature which includes theories, perspectives, empirical research and case studies are necessary in order to understand causes for the failure of IS systems in SMEs operating in Middle East which also help to address issues for the different parts of the world when adopting IT. The future work will be to conduct a survey in the Middle East and test the hypothesis.

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MIS, SME, empirical research, IT adoption, IT failures


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