IT resource orchestration, strategic behaviors, and business environments

Inmyung Choi, Alain Pinsonneault, Kunsoo Han

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of IT resources on the strategic behaviors of firms. Based on institutional theory, we postulate that firms can orchestrate their IT resources in the way of differentiating their strategic behaviors without losing institutional legitimacy. Specifically, we suggest two ways of IT resource orchestration: integrative IT orchestration and compensatory IT orchestration. Then, using a sample of 1,843 firm-year observations from the United States, we find that integrative IT orchestration leads to strategic distinctiveness, and compensatory IT orchestration results in strategic dynamism. Further, we investigate the moderation effect of business environments on the relationship between IT resource orchestration and the strategic moves of firms. Overall, our research implies that orchestrated IT resources can be used to generate and support the strategic moves and competitive advantage of firms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683197
StatePublished - 2020
Event40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Dec 15 2019Dec 18 2019

Publication series

Name40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019

Conference

Conference40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/15/1912/18/19

Keywords

  • Business value of IT
  • Compensatory IT orchestration
  • IT resource orchestration
  • IT strategy
  • Integrative IT orchestration

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