Authors: Purnendu Mandal, Ashraf El-Houbi
Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Analysis, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA. ' Department of Information Systems and Analysis, College of Business, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, USA
Abstract: Business practices facilitated by information strategies could potentially ensure the quality and improvement in organisational performance. It is evident that information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) has become a high value-adding enabler for organisational performance in today|s aggressively competitive business. Implementation of large information systems, such as enterprise resources planning systems has been the prime enforcer of best practices in many organisations. With the help of a national survey of US manufacturing companies, this paper analyses the correlation between management practices and quality. The paper also identifies the domain of influence of information strategies in business performances.
Keywords: quality improvement; information systems; information management; organisational performance; information strategy; strategy; IS practices; organisational performance; manufacturing industry; USA; United States.
International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2009 Vol.4 No.5/6, pp.715 - 729
Published online: 16 May 2009 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article