Dr. Haitham - first Bahraini Educator and Dean to have been published in renowned Information Systems Management Journal

We are proud to announce that Dr. Haitham Alshibly, dean,  Talal Abu – Ghazaleh University College of Business, recently published a paper on “Investigating Critical Success Factors for Implementing Electronic Document Management Systems in Governments”. Taylor and Francis Group published the paper in the Information Systems Management journal.  The journal is ISI / Thomson Reuters indexed with 1.496 impact factor. Taylor and Francis Group is a world leader in the publication of academic and professional books and journals.

Dr. Haitham is one of the first from a Bahraini University or College to have been published in a prestigious journal vis – a –vis Information Systems Management journal. We are proud of Dr. Haitham’s achievement and look forward to the opportunity of reading more of his papers.

Please find below a brief about the article along with the link to the paper for further reading.

Dr. Haitham and team investigated the critical factors that affect the implementation of electronic document management systems in government organization. This is based on a comprehensive literature review and input from an expert panel. They composed a list of 37 factors that were considered as prerequisites of a successful electronic document management system implementation. These factors were further grouped into six categories.
The six categories identified were technological readiness, top management support, training and involvement, resource availability, system – related factors as well as work environment and culture.

 A questionnaire survey and factor analysis confirmed that these categories were important for a successful electronic document management system implementation.   This research has advanced the knowledge in the field by identifying and subsequently reinforcing the importance of various EDMS success factors. The findings would help organizations in performing self-check based on the CSFs identified so that appropriate actions can be taken to overcome potential issues. In addition, the findings and recommendations would provide insights to organizations on how to properly frame their EDMS implementation strategies and activities in the right perspective. The study helps agencies within the government in developing metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of their EDMS and provides EDMS managers and developers with a better basis for assessing system success.