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Information technology and business value in a global economy : do information technology investments pay off in a developing economy?

Prasad, Acklesh & Heales, Jon (2008) Information technology and business value in a global economy : do information technology investments pay off in a developing economy? In Proceedings of the 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) , Toronto, Canada, pp. 1-11.

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    Abstract

    Understanding the business value of IT has mostly been studied in developed countries, but because most investment in developing countries is derived from external sources, the influence of that investment on business value is likely to be different. We test this notion using a two-layer model. We examine the impact of IT investments on firm processes, and the relationship of these processes to firm performance in a developing country. Our findings suggest that investment in different areas of IT positively relates to improvements in intermediate business processes and these intermediate business processes positively relate to the overall financial performance of firms in a developing country.

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    ID Code: 50015
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: IT Investments, Business Value Two-Layer Model, Developing Economies, Firm Processes, Performance
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
    Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
    Deposited On: 01 May 2012 08:58
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 14:23

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