Title

Key Organizational Factors in Data Warehouse Architecture Selection

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Decision Support Systems

ISSN

01679236

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

200

212

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

Even though data warehousing has been in existence for over a decade, companies are still uncertain about a critical decision—which data warehouse architecture to implement? Based on the existing literature, theory, and interviews with experts, a research model was created that identifies the various contextual factors that affect the selection decision. The results from the field survey and multinomial logistic regression suggest that various combinations of organizational factors influence data warehouse architecture selection. The strategic view of the data warehouse prior to implementation emerged as a key determinant. The research suggests an overall model for predicting the data warehouse architecture selection decision.