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Using Alliances to Cut the Learning Curve of ICT

Pierce, Paul LU and Andersson, Bo LU (2016) In Perspectives in Business Informatics Research 261. p.247-261
Abstract
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is arguably an important, emblematic and ubiquitous technology of contemporary society. For many incumbent firms, the infusion of ICT into their industries poses both threats and opportunities. It might drive significant shifts of financial wealth and make firm performance change drastically. It entails managerial challenges of a kind we might not have seen before, but where knowledge of what possibilities and limitations reside in ICT will be a key success factor. One strategy to incorporate ICT-capability is developing the capability in-house; another strategy is to shortcut the learning curve and form alliance with someone having ICT-capability. By applying a design science approach a... (More)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is arguably an important, emblematic and ubiquitous technology of contemporary society. For many incumbent firms, the infusion of ICT into their industries poses both threats and opportunities. It might drive significant shifts of financial wealth and make firm performance change drastically. It entails managerial challenges of a kind we might not have seen before, but where knowledge of what possibilities and limitations reside in ICT will be a key success factor. One strategy to incorporate ICT-capability is developing the capability in-house; another strategy is to shortcut the learning curve and form alliance with someone having ICT-capability. By applying a design science approach a framework for ICT-capability transfer is put forth, a framework based on 62 interviews from stakeholders with experience of ICT-motivated alliances. By using this framework the risk of failure is reduced. (Less)
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Alliances, Design science, ICT-Capability, ICT competence, Knowledge acquirement, Capability transfer
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Perspectives in Business Informatics Research
editor
Václav, Řepa; Bruckner, Tomáš ; and
volume
261
pages
14 pages
publisher
Springer Verlag
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  • scopus:84988484485
  • wos:000392265100018
ISBN
978-3-319-45320-0
978-3-319-45321-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45321-7_18
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English
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yes
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1ff0b257-0364-4141-a488-fe859098eda6
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  author       = {Pierce, Paul and Andersson, Bo},
  booktitle    = {Perspectives in Business Informatics Research},
  editor       = {Václav, Řepa and Bruckner, Tomáš },
  isbn         = {978-3-319-45320-0},
  keyword      = {Alliances,Design science,ICT-Capability,ICT competence,Knowledge acquirement,Capability transfer},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {247--261},
  publisher    = {Springer Verlag},
  title        = {Using Alliances to Cut the Learning Curve of ICT},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45321-7_18},
  volume       = {261},
  year         = {2016},
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