Spreadsheet Investment, Criticality, and Control

Gable, Guy G., Yap, C.S., & Eng, M.N. (1991) Spreadsheet Investment, Criticality, and Control. In 24th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, 8-11 January.


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Spreadsheet software is one of the most extensively used software packages in many organizations. However, the development and use of spreadsheet applications in organizations is ill understood. This research is a case study of investment in, criticality of , and control over spreadsheet applications in a medium-sized contract construction company in Singapore. Using a spreadsheet based questionaire, data were collected from 40 spreadsheet application developers and users on 402 spreadsheet applications. The results indicate that while the investment in spreadsheet applications is substantial, niether management nor individual employees appreciate the significance of this investment. Both the organization and individual employees are highly dependent upon many spreadsheet applications, and though general awareness of this dependence is high, little control is exercised at either the organizational or individual employee level.

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ID Code: 4471
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: end, user computing, spreadsheets
DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.1991.184139
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 IEEE
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Deposited On: 15 Jun 2006 00:00
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