Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Information Technology Development Modes and Firm Performance from the Resource-based Theory Perspective

정보기술 개발 유형과 기업성과 간의 관계에 대한 실증적 고찰: 자원준거 이론 관점에서

  • Received : 2016.09.06
  • Accepted : 2016.12.05
  • Published : 2016.12.31


The importance of Information technology (IT) has been growing. Thus, it is critical for firms to choose the optimal information technology development mode in order to ensure that maximum benefit is derived from IT. Despite its importance, however, there is little comprehensive research on choosing the IT development mode that firms undertake. To fill this gap, this study attempts to propose a parsimonious as well as comprehensive IT development framework based on strategic value and the uniqueness of IT resources. In addition, this study analyzes the impact of the fit between the theoretically proposed IT development mode and the actually used mode on the performance of Korean firms. This study contributes to and expands the literature on IT development modes by considering various development modes in real time. Moreover, the results serve as a stepping stone for managers who want to develop or adopt IT effectively.


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