By Ferdinand Mahr

Information know-how (IT) has the aptitude to considerably improve enterprise functionality. although, now not all corporations own the complementary components that unencumber the whole worth of IT. Ferdinand Mahr develops an integrative theoretical version of IT enhances equivalent to organizational constitution, human source administration, and company technique. extra, he analyzes certain datasets amassed via 1,500 cellphone interviews with managers. He examines how the association and administration required to let it truly is optimistic functionality results range with appreciate to a firm’s strategic orientation towards potency or innovation. He additionally exhibits that using a selected mixture of it could actually outweigh the often harmful functionality results of hybrid concepts that blend potency- and innovation-orientation. This booklet exhibits that IT does certainly subject if properly aligned with association and strategy.

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The firms in both samples do not significantly differ from all other German and Polish manufacturing finns included in the eITDE and ORBISwith regard to firm performance, but they are slightly smaller. 1 Introduction Postulating a positive impact of information technology (IT) on firm performance has had theoretical appeal für decades (Leavitt and Whisler, 1958). , 2004) after having overcome the problems that initially led to the so-called 'computer productivity paradox' (Baily, 1986; Brynjolfsson and Yang, 1996; Rcach, 1987).

This leads to ambiguous results such as the finding that IT and decentralization are complementary, although prior theoretical and case-based studies have argued that combining IT with centralization may also be effective (George and King, 1991; Robey, 1977). Further, bundles of IT investments and intemal IT complements that do not, für example, support a firm's corporate strategy are likely to have limited perfonnance impacts (Oh and Pinsonneault, 2007). Similarly, it is of little use to know that IT investments may enhance firm performance in conjunction with certain corporate strategies if it remains unclear how IT must be aligned with other organizational elements to deliver the functionality required by the strategy.

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