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What Kind of Benefits Different Stakeholders Can Expect and Obtain from HRIS Implementations: An Italian Case Study

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganizing for Digital Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
EditorsA Lazazzara, R Nacamulli , C Rossignoli, S Za
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Publication statusPublished - 2019


Introducing IT-enabled transformational change in the public sector can be complex and challenging. Documentary analysis and in-depth interviews were used to study the introduction of a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) in one Italian regional healthcare organisation (RHO). Drawing on existing HRIS benefit models, we examined the types of benefit envisaged by different stakeholders and how these were realised in practice, along with unintended outcomes. Analysis revealed that the RHO had derived value from the implementation project, whilst demonstrating variations in expected and realised benefits between different categories of employee and co-dependencies between different types of benefit. We propose an extended and empirically-informed model of expected and realized benefits from HRIS in health organizations, which takes account of these interdependencies and differences.

    Research areas

  • Human resource information system, benefits, Human Resources Management , Information Systems

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