Journal article

Towards a calculative model of supply chain enabling IT implementation

Damien Power, Richard L Gruner

International Journal of Operations and Production Management | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2016


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate inconsistent findings regarding motivations for the implementation of information technology (IT) in the supply chain. Two main theoretical perspectives emerge from the literature. The first predicts a logical progressive implementation of technology over time. The second views situational factors as moderating progressive implementation over time. The authors propose a third, calculative IT implementation model and empirically assess the validity of these diverging models. Design/methodology/approach – The authors took a qualitative, theory-testing approach. Cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2001 and 2011 – yielding responses from 62 m..

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