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Markt- und Unternehmensentwicklung Markets and Organisations

Aligning Information Technology, Organization, and Strategy

Effects on Firm Performance

Authors: Mahr, Ferdinand

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Information technology (IT) has the potential to substantially enhance firm performance. However, not all firms possess the complementary factors that unlock the full value of IT. Ferdinand Mahr develops an integrative theoretical model of IT complements such as organizational structure, human resource management, and corporate strategy. Further, he analyzes two unique datasets gathered through 1,500 telephone interviews with managers. He examines how the organization and management required to enable IT's positive performance effects differ with respect to a firm’s strategic orientation toward efficiency or innovation. He also shows that the use of a specific mix of IT can outweigh the usually detrimental performance effects of hybrid strategies that mix efficiency- and innovation-orientation. This book shows that IT does indeed matter if adequately aligned with organization and strategy.

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Dr. Ferdinand Mahr was a research assistant and doctoral student of Prof. Dr. Tobias Kretschmer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He now works as a management consultant.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Mahr, Ferdinand

  • Information technology and firm performance: An integrative model of the role of complementarities

    Pages 19-55

    Mahr, Ferdinand

  • Enhancing the performance effects of information technology through de/centralization: The role of corporate exploration and exploitation

    Pages 57-87

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  • Hybrid strategy and firm performance: The moderating role of individual and technological ambidexterity

    Pages 89-139

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  • Conclusion

    Pages 141-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aligning Information Technology, Organization, and Strategy
Book Subtitle
Effects on Firm Performance
Authors
Series Title
Markt- und Unternehmensentwicklung Markets and Organisations
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-8349-8940-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-8349-8940-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8349-2541-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 183
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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