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IT over firm boundaries: Impacts and strategic implications


2003 2003

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation tries to analyze IT impacts on firm boundaries and the strategic implications of IT investment. The existing literature has focused on using transaction cost theory to analyze the IT impacts. These analyses have led to some misleading conclusions and equivocal managerial implications. This dissertation first gives an overview of the literature and points out some existing weaknesses. Next, an integrated framework for firm boundary analysis, using widely agreed-on research in industrial organization, is developed. By identifying the role of IT within such an integrated framework, this research explores and demonstrates a more complete and dynamic picture of IT impacts on firms as illustrated by two case studies. This dissertation provides new and different perspectives that can be used to look at IT impacts on the firm and thereby derive some operationalizable mechanisms for practical management of information technology.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Business costs;
Strategic management;
Capital investments;
Information technology;
Studies
Classification
0454: Management
0505: Business costs
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Firm boundaries; Industrial organization; Information technology; System development; Technological economics
Title
IT over firm boundaries: Impacts and strategic implications
Author
Wang, Jianfeng
Number of pages
150
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
0131
Source
DAI-A 64/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Reithel, Brian; Aiken, Milam; Conlon, Sumali; Chappell, William
University/institution
The University of Mississippi
University location
United States -- Mississippi
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3089848
ProQuest document ID
305324613
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305324613/abstract
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