Title: The differences in structural relationships among software engineering capabilities and business performance depending on origin of IT firm in Japan
Authors: Yasuo Kadono
Addresses: Tokyo University of Technology, 1404-1 Katakura, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan
Abstract: To clarify the mechanism of how software engineering capabilities relate to business performance of IT vendors, we analysed data collected from 100 major IT vendors. Then, we verified the relationships among software engineering capabilities and business performance vary significantly depending on origin of vendor: maker-turned, user-turned or independent. In maker-turned vendors, service, process, and product innovations are effectively connected. In user-turned vendors, software engineering innovation is probably attributable to a management policy of paying extra attention to business performance. In independent vendors, human resource development is the only factor that positively and significantly influences the other capabilities and business performance.
Keywords: technology management; software engineering capability; learning; statistical analysis; Japan; structural relationships; business performance; firm origin; IT firms; information technology; IT vendors; service innovation; process innovation; product innovation; human resource development; HRD.
International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.14 No.3/4, pp.308 - 328
Published online: 30 Sep 2013 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article