Developing a model of the global and strategic impact of information technology

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Prashant Palvia, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor and Director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: In today's intensely competitive world, many firms have developed applications of information technology (IT) that provide a significant global competitive advantage. Most evidence of such IT use is anecdotal; the global competitive impact of IT has not been studied from a rigorous theory building or empirical perspective. This article reports progress toward the development of a model (called GLITS) to measure the strategic global impact of IT on an international firm. The underpinnings of the model are based on domestic and international literature; and it has undergone extensive refinement through statistical evaluation and validation. The model and its accompanying instrument can be used to identify specific strategic IT factors for a company and a contingency analysis can be conducted to determine the importance of various factors based on organizational characteristics. This foundational model should have significant utility for both practitioners and researchers.

Additional Information

Publication
Information & Management, Vol 32 (5), 1997, pp. 229-244.
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Global information technology, IS Instrument, Strategic information systems, Competitive advantage, International information systems, Reliability and validity