Exploring the role of IS in dynamic capabilities
Duhan, Stephen, Levy, Margi and Powell, Philip. (2010) Exploring the role of IS in dynamic capabilities. International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications, Vol.1 (No.2). pp. 19-37. ISSN 1947-3095Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jsita.2010040102
Resource-based theory suggests that firms develop idiosyncratic capabilities that contribute to sustainable competitive advantage when they are valuable, rare, inimitable and non-substitutable. The successful use of information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) has been linked to improved firm performance. Recent literature suggests that a deeper understanding of what capability means in practice may be gained from a disaggregation into component competences and resources. A better understanding of the role of IS/IT in business level capability may be achieved through a fuller articulation, both of the capability itself, and the contribution of IS/IT, together with an evaluation of the effectiveness in delivering sustainable competitive advantage. A dynamic capabilities perspective explains the way firms adapt capabilities to changing market environments over time. This paper explores these propositions through an exploratory case study using a framework derived from a resource-based and systemic view of the firm. The analysis suggests a dynamic Capability Development Model through which the implications and potential for IS and IT over time may be understood. The paper addresses three issues. First, it offers a better articulation of what capability concepts mean in practice. Second, it takes a disaggregated understanding of capabilities, and third, it sheds light on the dynamics of capabilities.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Centre for Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications|
|Publisher:||I G I Global|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 19-37|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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