Title: Decision modelling in evaluating information management strategy in manufacturing industry

Authors: Purnendu Mandal

Addresses: College of Business, Lamar University, Texas, USA

Abstract: Information technologies are exerting ever increasing influences on corporate growth and profitability. However, very little is understood of the mechanisms through which information technologies impact upon long-term organisational growth. We hypothesised several relationships between information technologies and organisational financial performance. We then analysed those relationships through a structural equation model (SEM) using data collected for a national survey of US manufacturing companies. The major findings of the research are: an organisation's financial performance is dependent on its information management and technology management strategies; knowledge management strategies indirectly influence financial performance. These findings are important in framing long-term strategies for sustainable development.

Keywords: organisational performance; information management strategy; IMS; technology management strategy; TMS; knowledge management strategy; PLS analysis; mediating effect.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.089114

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.27 No.2, pp.246 - 263

Received: 07 Jul 2016
Accepted: 26 Jul 2016

Published online: 19 Dec 2017 *

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