In today’s economy, firms are affected by various government regulations that have implications for

their information systems (IS). Regulatory pressure has become a major driver behind IS adoption.

Nevertheless, it is currently unknown how regulatory pressure affects adoption success. Using an

institutional theory lens, this research proposes that regulatory pressure affects some well established

success factors of IS adoption. In particular, we hypothesise that regulatory pressure has a positive

effect on top management support, project champion and formal project management; but a negative

effect on project team competence. Hypotheses will be tested using a survey approach.