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DDBA 8512: Seminar in IT for Competitive Advantage: Welcome & Course Readings

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DDBA 8512 Course Readings

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Abdelkader, B., & Abed, B. (2016). The effect of information technology on competitive advantage of firm: The role of environmental uncertainty. International Journal of Management Science and Technology Information, 22, 16–38. Retrieved from

Akter, S., Wamba, S. F., Gunasekaran, A., Dubey, R., & Childe, S. J. (2016). How to improve firm performance using big data analytics capability and business strategy alignment? International Journal of Production Economics, 182, 113–131. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.08.018

Alamoudi, Y., & Alamoudi, W. (2016). Cloud computing - The future of business. Journal of Information Systems Technology and Planning, 8(19), 41–60. Retrieved from 

Ashrafi, R., & Mueller, J. (2015). Delineating IT resources and capabilities to obtain competitive advantage and improve firm performance. Information Systems Management, 32(1), 15–38. doi:10.1080/10580530.2015.983016

Bacanu, B. (2016). Competitive advantage: “The emperor has no clothes!”. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov, Series V: Economic Sciences, 9(1), 99–106. Retrieved from

Bach, M. P., Čeljo, A., & Zoroja, J. (2016). Technology acceptance model for business intelligence systems: Preliminary research. Procedia Computer Science, 100, 995–1001. doi:10.1016/j.procs.2016.09.270

Ghemawat, P. (2002). Competition and business strategy in historical perspective. Business History Review, 76(1), 37–74. Retrieved from

Grosse, R. (2016). How emerging markets firms will become global leaders. International Journal of Emerging Markets, 11(3), 274–287. doi:10.1108/IJOEM-07-2015-0138

Gunasekaran, A., Subramanian, N., & Papadopoulos, T. (2017). Information technology for competitive advantage within logistics and supply chains: A review. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 99, 14–33. doi:10.1016/j.tre.2016.12.008

Karagöz, I. B., & Akgün, A. E. (2015). The roles of IT capability and organizational culture on logistics capability and firm performance. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 7(2), 23–45. Retrieved from

Kiron, D., Kane, G. C., Palmer, D., Phillips, A. N., & Buckley, N. (2016). Aligning the organization for its digital future. MIT Sloan Management Review, 58(1), 1–28. Retrieved from 

Liu, X., Vahtera, P., Wang, C., Wang, J., & Wei, Y. (2017). The delicate balance: Managing technology adoption and creation in multinational affiliates in an emerging economy. International Business Review, 26(3), 515–526. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2016.11.002

Neirotti, P., & Raguseo, E. (2017). On the contingent value of IT-based capabilities for the competitive advantage of SMEs: Mechanisms and empirical evidence. Information & Management, 54(2), 139–153. doi:10.1016/

Pongsuwan, P. (2016). How does procurement capability maturity affect e-procurement adoption and leverage purchasing in supply chain. International Journal of Business and Economic Development, 4(3), 45–54. Retrieved from

Purkayastha, A., & Sharma, S. (2016). Gaining competitive advantage through the right business model: Analysis based on case studies. Journal of Strategy and Management, 9(2), 138–155. doi:10.1108/JSMA-07-2014-0060

Schoemaker, P. J. H., & Tetlock, P. E. (2017). Building a more intelligent enterprise. MIT Sloan Management Review, 58(3), 28–38. Retrieved from

Trantopoulos, K., von Krogh, G., Wallin, M. W., & Woerter, M. (2017). External knowledge and information technology: Implications for process innovation performance. MIS Quarterly, 41(1), 287–A8. Retrieved from

Turulja, L., & Bajgorić, N. (2016). Innovation and information technology capability as antecedents of firms’ success. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, 14(2), 148–156. doi:10.7906/indecs.14.2.4

Wirtz, B. W., Göttel, V., & Daiser, P. (2016). Business model innovation: Development, concept and future research directions. Journal of Business Models, 4(1), 1–28. Retrieved from

Zardini, A., Rossignoli, C., & Ricciardi, F. (2016). A bottom-up path for IT management success: From infrastructure quality to competitive excellence. Journal of Business Research, 69(5), 1747–1752. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.10.049

Zhang, X., Chen, H., Wang, W., & Ordóñez de Pablos, P. (2016). What is the role of IT in innovation? A bibliometric analysis of research development in IT innovation. Behaviour & Information Technology, 35(12), 1130–1143. doi:10.1080/0144929X.2016.1212403

Other Readings

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