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Investigating the Structural Properties of an IT-Enabled Resource (2019)


Lumor, Truth (2019). Investigating the Structural Properties of an IT-Enabled Resource. In SCIS 2019 : Proceedings of the 10th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, 7. https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2019/7/


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lumor, Truth

Parent publication: SCIS 2019 : Proceedings of the 10th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems

Place and date of conference: Nokia, Finland, 11-14.8.2019

ISBN: 978-0-578-53212-7

Publication year: 2019

Article number: 7

Publisher: Association for Information Systems

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: https://aisel.aisnet.org/scis2019/7/

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67222

Additional information: IRIS42/SCIS10 : The 42nd Information Systems Research Conference in Scandinavia (IRIS42) in conjunction with the 10th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS9), 11-14 August 2019, Nokia, Finland. Theme 2019: Smart Transformation.


Abstract

The synergistic combination and integration of information technology (IT) and other complementary organizational resources to form IT-enabled resources, has long been identified as one means through which organizations can derive benefits from IT. However, research shows that the integration required to form IT-enabled resources from which organizations derive benefits, also constrains the renewal and redeployment of the IT-enabled resources to address new strategic imperatives. Thus, there are several calls for further research on how organizations can sustain the derivation of benefits from IT especially in dynamic environments. This study responds to such calls. Specifically, it draws on a systematic literature review of empirical research on post-implementation changes to investigate the structural properties of an IT-enabled resource that may enable or constrain the renewal of the IT- enabled resource to address new strategic imperatives. Three structural properties emerged: the centrality of the focal IT asset, the type of coupling among the components, and the flexibility of the components of an IT-enabled resource. This study also found that organizational and institutional factors influence the formation of the structural properties of an IT-enabled resource. Implications for practice and research are discussed. This study contributes to the literature on the business value of IT.


Keywords: business value; information technology; resources; synergy

Free keywords: business value of IT; sustainability; structural properties; loose coupling; centrality; flexibility; post-implementation changes; IT-enabled resources; synergy; renewal; redeployment


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Reporting Year: 2019

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