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Agile information systems development (ISD) teams are claimed to work via self-organized and autonomous methods. Yet little research exists on how these teams make decisions. Therefore, this research-in-progress paper conceptualizes a multilevel model that examines decision-making–team empowerment and project managers’ decision-making authority–in agile ISD teams and its effect on team members’ work engagement and performance. Preliminary results show satisfactory psychometric criteria for the measurement instrument. Within the main study, multilevel analyses using hierarchical linear modeling and hierarchical linear regression will be used to examine cross-level effects. We expect our research to contribute to deeper understanding of agile ISD teams’ decision-making and to the limited evidence on project managers’ role in agile ISD.



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