Responding to black markets: Role of IT and network structures

Palekar, Shailesh, Atapattu, Maura, & Sedera, Darshana (2014) Responding to black markets: Role of IT and network structures. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Information Systems, AISeL, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper presents the unique black markets of asset pooling and leasing services, which exposes the nature and extent of industry-specific threats. We explore how firms providing such services together with their network structures that constitute the foundations of asset pooling and leasing respond to the threat of black markets. We encapsulate detecting and encountering the threat of black markets through the theoretical lens of agility, which encompasses the elements of sensing and responding (Overby et al. 2006; Roberts and Grover 2012). This novel concept of responding to threats using the agility lens has not been adequately addressed by past studies on enterprise agility. Through a case study of a global asset pooling and leasing company, we reveal the criticality of network structures, the impracticality of IT and inadequate tracking mechanisms that challenge firms in minimizing such threats.

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ID Code: 84098
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Black Markets, Enterprise Agility, Sensing-Responding, Network Structures, IT-Integration
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 12 May 2015 22:30
Last Modified: 17 May 2015 04:36

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