Variable use of standards-based IOS enabling technologies in Australian SMEs: an examination of deliberate and emergent decision making processes
Damien Power, Richard L Gruner
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017
Use of inter-organizational systems (IOS) is widely recognized as pivotal to organizational success. However, the nature of decision making processes regarding the adoption and use of IOS-enabling technologies has received little research attention. The authors explore approaches to decision making relating to SMEs' use of these technologies and outline the drivers and implications of such decision making. Data were collected through two crosssectional surveys and multiple case studies. The surveys allowed for the identification of two groups of three SMEs each - the first group increased and the second group decreased the use of IOS-enabling technologies over time. This identification provi..View full abstract
This study was funded jointly by the Australian Research Council and GS1 Australia. The authors would also like to thank Tim Coltman, Jan B. Heide, Lorenzo Bertolini, Veronika Gouskova, Christian Homburg, Geoffrey Soutar, and Elizabeth Anderson for their insightful comments.