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Leveraging value within IT-backed collaborative alliances

Prasad, Acklesh and Green, P. and Heales, J. and Finau, Glen (2012) Leveraging value within IT-backed collaborative alliances. [Conference Proceedings]

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Organizations today make radical use of the IT resources to sustain or better their existing competitive position. One such initiative is forming alliances on a shared IT backbone with partners of their value chain. We term these alliances the collaborative organizational structures (COS). Regardless of the nature of engagement with IT resources, organizations will require unique competencies to obtain performance-differentiating value from these IT resources. In a collaborative environment, these competencies would be a result of the synergy between the alliances’ unique competences. We call these the inter-firm IT-related capabilities. The resource centric theoretical frameworks suggest a trajectory of competence development and the structure of inter-firm competencies, but they do not inform the nature of these competencies. We employ an interpretive design to suggest three inter-firm IT-related capabilities for IT-backed collaborative alliances. We discuss these capabilities in this research and suggest that their effectiveness be measured directly against the collaborative rent, and indirectly against the firm-level performance of the alliance partners.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Glen Finau
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 23:30
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 21:47

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