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Information Technology and Industrial Competitiveness : How IT Shapes Competition - Chris F. Kemerer

Information Technology and Industrial Competitiveness

How IT Shapes Competition

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1997
ISBN: 9780792380207
Number Of Pages: 214

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Information Technology (IT) - the field that links computer and communications equipment and software - is transforming the way modern business is done. Examples of factors leading these changes are: rapidly decreasing costs of computer hardware, government de-regulation, accelerating global competitiveness, an increasing management awareness, and the knowledge of how to employ Information Technology successfully. These have all led to the increase of IT's effects on existing markets, and, in the process, are creating entirely new markets. This book explores a variety of advances in IT by a group of researchers who are at the cutting edge of this research. Moreover, the book examines these innovative developments in terms of the Information Technology field and its effect on modern business. It is becoming increasingly apparent that IT is critical to success in today's competitive marketplace.
As a result, this book examines a host of emerging effects at work in these developments and seeks to make sense out of these counter-acting, sometimes multiplicative, effects which can become obstacles for managers who wish to develop competitive applications of IT. These effects and the development of IT are grouped into four general categories in the book: Future Markets, Inter-Organizational Systems, Focused Applications, and Future Strategies.

Future Markets: Information Technology's Impact on Market Structurep. 1
Elements of Market Structure for On-Line Commercep. 15
Marketspace Markets: Factors for Success and Failurep. 33
Organizational Partnerships and the Virtual Corporationp. 49
Inter-organizational Information Systems and the Role of Intermediaries in Marketing Channels: A Study of Two Industriesp. 67
How to win with Electronic Data Interchangep. 91
Sharing Logistics Information Across Organizations: Technology, Competition and Contractingp. 107
Technology's Impact on the Equity Marketsp. 137
Information Technology in Japan: Are there Lessons for the West?p. 153
Rectifying Yesterday Versus Creating Tomorrow: Leadership Challenges in Balancing a Portfolio of Processesp. 175
Creating the Forgetting Organization: Using the Scenario Process to Facilitate Learning During Rapid Technology-Driven Environmental Changep. 197
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ISBN: 9780792380207
ISBN-10: 0792380207
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.09