Organizational Factors Affecting Successful Implementation of Decision Support Systems: the Case of Fuel Management System at Delta Air Lines

Babita Gupta, Hamid R. Nemati, James D. Harvey

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Decision Support Systems development and implementation requires substantial organizational time and effort with several factors contributing to DSS success. This paper presents a framework for evaluating the organizational factors that can lead to project continuance, delay and/or abandonment. A case study of a large scale DSS, Fuel Management System (FMS) at Delta Air Lines is presented and its implementation is evaluated in the context of this framework. The research case provides insight into organizational issues relating to the implementation of DSS project. The DSS, although successful, was delayed primarily due to the lack of organizational direction and clarity. The paper articulates conclusions and implications for managing DSS projects more effectively.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Information Technology Case and Application Research
StatePublished - 1999


  • DSS Development
  • DSS Implementation
  • DSS Evaluation
  • Organizations Factors
  • Information Technology
  • Airline Industry


  • Business
  • Business Administration, Management, and Operations

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