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Calculating the Importance of Information Systems: The Method of Bedell Revisited

Peter Schuurman
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Egon W. Berghout
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Philip Powell
University of Bath, United Kingdom


Abstract
Various portfolio methods have been suggested to evaluate the information systems used in organizations. A characteristic method for portfolio analysis is the method of Bedell (1985). This paper provides an overview of the purpose and functioning of this method. The explanation is supported by an elaborated example.

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Reference:Schuurman, P.M., Berghout, E.W., Powell, P. (2008). "Calculating the Importance of Information Systems: The Method of Bedell Revisited," University of Groningen, Netherlands . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 8(37). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/8-37
Keywords:Information system, importance, effectiveness, portfolio management, resource allocation.
Item Type:Article - Volume 8 Article 37 (2008)
Language:English
Email: Peter Schuurman (p.m.schuurman@rug.nl)
Egon W. Berghout (e.w.berghout@rug.nl)
Philip Powell (mnspp@management.bath.ac.uk)
Related Link(s):http://www.citer.nl

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