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Alignment of a firm's competitive strategy and information technology management sophistication: the missing link

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3 Author(s)
Gupta, Y.P. ; Coll. of Bus. Adm., Colorado Univ., Denver, CO, USA ; Karimi, J. ; Somers, T.M.

The need for establishing a link between information technology (IT) management strategies and a firm's competitive strategy has been identified and discussed in the literature. In this paper, factors for measuring IT management sophistication are identified first. Then the effects of the competitive strategy on IT management sophistication are tested empirically. According to a survey of 213 managers, this study finds that competitive strategy has a direct impact on IT management sophistication. This paper concludes with implications for both researchers and practitioners

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Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 4 )