Computer Information Systems Professor Ho-Chang Chae’s paper, “IT Capability and Firm Performance: Contradictory Findings and Their Possible Causes” has been accepted for publication in the MIS Quarterly. The subject of the study is the relationship between the information technology capability of a firm and its business performance.
Unlike the 1990s, when proprietary information systems prevailed, the 2000s are characterized by more standardized and homogeneous information systems and the rapid adoption of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and web technologies. With two colleagues, Dr. Chae reexamined whether IT capability has a positive impact on firm performance.
Unexpectedly, the research findings did not identify a positive linkage, which brings an interesting perspective to MIS. A member of the official journal review team noted, “This is an excellent update of the highly-cited Bharadwaj (2000) paper. The result is very interesting and stimulating. Overall, I believe that the publication of this manuscript in MISQ would be of interest to and greatly benefit the IS community.”
MIS Quaterly is a peer-reviewed academic journal about information systems (IS) and information technology (IT), and it is widely considered as the most prestigious journal in the information systems discipline. It had the highest impact factor (4.978) of all peer-reviewed academic journals in the field of Business from 1992–2005, and the ISI impact factor for 2011 was 4.447.
The abstract of the manuscript can be viewed by clicking this link: Chae MIS Journal Abstract.