Title: The impacts of digital business strategy on firm performance: the mediation analysis of e-collaboration capability
Authors: Maomao Chi; Xinyuan Lu; Jing Zhao; Yuanxiang Li
Addresses: School of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, 430079, China ' School of Information Management, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, 430079, China ' School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, 430074, China ' School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, China
Abstract: Nowadays, digital technologies (e.g., big data, cloud and mobility) have changed the firms' activities. Many firms begin to utilise digital resources to formulate and execute digital business strategy. However, there is little empirical research focusing on explaining this novel phenomenon. In this paper, we proposed a framework which describes the value creation and appropriation process of digital business strategy in the digital settings. Our research model is tested by survey data and financial data from a sample of 138 manufacturing firms which adopted e-selling process. The result provides strong supports to the proposed research model. In particular, we find that, as hypothesised, the impact of digital business strategy on firm performance is completely mediated by e-collaboration capability which is one kind of digital capabilities. Theoretical and practical implications of the research are discussed.
Keywords: digital business strategy; e-collaboration capability; mediation effects.
International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 2018 Vol.10 No.2, pp.123 - 139
Received: 03 Nov 2017
Accepted: 01 Jun 2018
Published online: 07 Sep 2018 *