Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2016 Vol.15, No.3

 

 

Title: Product architecture and organisational capabilities' impact on performance: Taiwan's IT industry

 

Authors: Ing-Shane Yung; Chin-Fa Tsai

 

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Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, No. 580, Xinmin Rd., West Dist., Chiayi City 60054, Taiwan
Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, No. 580, Xinmin Rd., West Dist., Chiayi City 60054, Taiwan

 

Abstract: Combining the theories of resource-based and product architecture, this study examines the impact of the fitness of product architecture and organisational capability on business performance. The empirical data was collected from five high-tech and IT industries in Taiwan. A total of 217 companies returned the questionnaires and the data was analysed using chi-square tests and regression analysis. The results show that different organisational capabilities correspond to different product architectures. Also, selective organisational capability has a mediated effect on modular product architecture and business performance. Against our expectations, however, integrated collaborative organisational capability does not have a mediated effect on integrated product architecture and business performance. Overall, this study provides a theoretical analytic framework to better understand the interactive relationship between product architecture and organisational capability.

 

Keywords: resource-based view; RBV; product architecture; organisational capabilities; IT industry; information technology; business performance; Taiwan; modular architectures.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2016.077356

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2016 Vol.15, No.3, pp.227 - 250

 

Available online: 29 Jun 2016

 

 

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