Title: Empirical research on information technology value

Authors: Ruifu Qi

Addresses: The Center for Post-doctorate Studies in the Subject of Management Science and Engineering, School of Business Administration, South China University of Technology, Wushan RD., Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510641, China; GuangDong Charming Co., Ltd, No. 3, Gang Zhou Avenue West, Xinhui District, Jiangmen City, GuangDong 529100, China

Abstract: Business evaluation of information technology (IT) value is one of the key aspects in technology management. In order to examine the relationship between IT and corresponding performance, including revenue and profit, we by satiating and analysing 34 firms that enter top 100 electric enterprises over the period from 2003 to 2006 by using Eviews statistical analysis software to analyse time-series data. On the base of empirical research, this paper presents an analysis framework of evaluation of IT value. Producing IT value is a long-term process and IT value is consecutive, so evaluation of IT value is very complex. In this paper, author put forward three factors that inference IT evaluation. Three factors are: 1) IT value is various; 2) IT value is indiscernible; 3) IT value is continuity.

Keywords: empirical research; IT investment; information technology; networking; virtual organisations; IT evaluation; IT value; business value; performance evaluation; productivity; information systems; IS investment; IS evaluation; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2012.046448

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2012 Vol.10 No.3/4, pp.232 - 246

Published online: 08 Apr 2012 *

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