An Exploratory Study on Information System Adoption and Implementation in a Small and Medium Enterprise : A Case of Hwacheon

중소기업의 정보시스템 도입과 실행과정에 대한 사례연구 : 화천기공을 중심으로

  • 김재전 (전남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 조건 (전남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 조성도 (전남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 고준 (전남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 이상준 (전남대학교 경영학부) ;
  • 이길형 (그리스도대학교 경영정보학부)
  • Received : 2009.09.14
  • Accepted : 2009.11.18
  • Published : 2009.12.01


One of the most important issues in a small and medium sized enterprise (SME) is to identify how to apply IT to the organization so that it maximizes the effectiveness of IT. In general, a large company mainly plans to adopt, implement, and stimulate a new IT in a viewpoint of advanced IT system's capability for maximizing the effectiveness of IT. However, SME requires a totally different approach since SME's situation is different from a large enterprise's one. In this study, we investigate several factors that have an influence on the successful IT adoption and implementation of a SME through the case of Hwacheon. We also find out that CEO's support, CEO-initiating strategic meeting, IT development ability, and organizational compatibility in the introduction stage of IT are relatively more important than those in the implementation stage of IT, whereas IT flexibility, system quality, training and support, overcoming organizational resistance and performance improvement in the implementation stage of IT play critical roles in the IS success. Our results show that the advance of IT may not guarantee the success of IT implementation.


Supported by : 전남대학교