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Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
Subjects: HJ
The strategic potential of information technology (IT) is now well recognised, but strategic IT projects have high failure rates. The present study proposes the concept of the degree of IT intensity of SIDs and aims to answer the question of whether the degree of IT intensity matters in relation to the decision process, decision content, decision outcome and evaluation methods. Furthermore, critical factors which impact on the effectiveness of SIDs are explored, and a protocol is proposed by mapping the quantitative findings to state-of-art evaluation approaches.\ud \ud A structured questionnaire was developed, and empirical work was undertaken among Taiwanese manufacturers. Experts in two professional associations, the Chinese Association for Industrial Technology Advancement and the Chinese Productivity Centre, helped to identify organisations considered to be representative of the population. 270 organisations were selected and 94 responded. Of these, 80 were valid for further analysis.\ud \ud Several variables are found to be significantly correlated to IT intensity. The Hypotheses testing shows that interaction, the accuracy of information and strategic considerations are mediators in the linkage of IT involvement and the effectiveness of SIDs but the direct link from IT intensity to the effectiveness of SIDs proved to be weak. Consequently, the stepwise variable selecting procedure was employed to reveal the critical variables which impact significantly on the effectiveness of SIDs. The present study seeks to develop a protocol which addresses the practical aspect of SIDs and SITIDs in terms of rules and to integrate these rules to form a model for evaluation. Five major mechanisms of this model are discussed: the scanning mechanism, the strategic flexibility mechanism, the evaluation mechanism, the proactive mechanism, and the feedback mechanism.
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    • Chapter 2. Theoretical Foundations o f SIDs and SITIDs ............................... l l 2.1 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 11 2.2 ORGANISATIONAL DECISION-MAKING THEORIES ....................................................... 13 2.2. J Models o f Decision-Making ............................................................................... 14 2.2.2 Strategic Decision-Making ................................................................................ 18 2.2.3 Strategic Investment Decision-Making .............................................................. 21 2.2.4 Strategic IT Investment Decision-Making.......................................................... 24 2.3 THEORIES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ................................................................... 27 2.3. J Capital Investment Appraisal Theory ................................................................ 27 2.3.2 Risk in Capital Investment Appraisal.. .............................................................. .33 2.4 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT THEORIES ................................................................... 36 2.4.1 Introducing Strategic IT..................................................................................... 37
    • Chapter 5. Investigation of the Impacts of IT Intensity............................... 124 5.1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 124 5.2 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND THE IMPACT OF IT INTENSITY ON VARIABLE LEVEL 125 5.2.1 Salnple Profiles ................................................................................................ 125 5.2.2 Specific Strategic Investment Projects ............................................................. 128 5.2.3 Decision Process, Content, and IT intensity .................................................... 133 5.2.4 Strategic Considerations.................................................................................. 136 5.2.5. The Accuracy, Importance and Sources ofInformation ................................. 137 5.2.6 Methods Used to Handle Risk.......................................................................... 137 5.2.7 The Effectiveness of SIDs ................................................................................. 137
    • Chapter 7. Conclusions and Implications....................................................... 224 7.1 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................ 225
    • Figure 2.1: An Analytical Model of the Literature Review........................................................ 11
    • Figure 2.2: The Vicious Circle of IT Investment ....................................................................... 38
    • Figure 2.3: Business System Strategy Formulation, Implementation ........................................ 39
    • Figure 3.1: Assumptions of the Current Study ........................................................................... 65
    • Figure 3.2: Contextualism's View of SITIDs ............................................................................. 68
    • Figure 3.3: Outline Analytical Model of SITIDs........................................................................ 69
    • Figure 3.4: Theoretical Model of the Current Study .................................................................. 78
    • Figure 6.1: A Strategic Planning Model for SIDs .................................................................... 202
    • Figure 6.2: The Hierarchy Structure of the IT Investment Project........................................... 213
    • Figure A3-1 A: The Scatterplot of the Predicted Score Against Residuals (Model IA) ...........284
    • Figure A3-2A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model lA) ....................................................................................................284
    • Figure A3-3A: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model lA) .....................................284
    • Figure A3-2B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model IB)..................................................................................................... 286
    • Figure A3-3B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model IB) ..................................... 286
    • Figure A3-4A: The Scatterplot of the Predicted Score Against Residuals (Model 2A) ...........288
    • Figure A3-5A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model 2A) .................................................................................................... 288
    • Figure A3-6A: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (ModeI2A) .....................................288
    • Figure A3-12A: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 4A) ................................... 296
    • Figure A3-II B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model 4B)..................................................................................................... 298
    • Figure A3-12B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (ModeI4B) ...................................298
    • Figure A3-14A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model SA) .................................................................................................... 300
    • Figure A3-15A: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 5A)................................... 3oo
    • Figure A3-14B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (ModelSB)..................................................................................................... 302
    • Figure A3-15B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model SB) ................................... 302
    • Figure A3-16A: The Scatterplot of the Predicted Score Against Residuals (Model 6A) ......... 304
    • Figure A3-17A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model 6A) .................................................................................................... 304
    • Figure A3-18A: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (ModeI6A) ................................... 304
    • Figure A3-17B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) Against Residuals (Model 6B) ..................................................................................................... 306
    • Figure A3-18B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 6B) ................................... 306
    • Figure A3-19: The Scatterplot of the Observation Against Leverage (Model 7A) .................. 308
    • Figure A3-24B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Leadership Style) against Residuals (Model 7B) .................................................................................... 313
    • Figure A3-25B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 7B) ................................... 313
    • Figure A3-26: The Scatterplot of the Observation Against Leverage (ModeISA) .................. 315
    • Figure A3-45: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (IT Intensity) against Residuals (Model 10) ..................................................................................................... 327
    • Figure A3-46: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Leadership Style) against Residuals (Model 10)..................................................................................... 327
    • Figure A3-47: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Management's Attitude to Risk) against Residuals (Model 10) ........................................................................327
    • Figure A3-40: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Accuracy of Information) against Residuals (Model to) .....................................................................................328
    • Figure A3-49: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 10) ......................................328
    • Figure A4-1: The Scatterplot of the Observation Against Leverage (Model II) ..................... 332
    • Figure A4-2: The Scatterplot of the Observation Against Cook's Distance (Model 11) ......... 332
    • Figure A4-4A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Scope of Involvement) against Residuals (Model tl A) .................................................................................. 334
    • Figure A4-5A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Growth Rate of Market) against Residuals (Model ItA) .................................................................................. 334
    • Figure A4-6A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Certainty of Productivity) against Residuals (Model ItA) .................................................................................. 335
    • Figure A4-7A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Certainty of Profit) against Residuals (Model IIA) .................................................................................. 335
    • Figure A4-8A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Radicalism) against Residuals (Model IlA) .................................................................................................. 335
    • Figure A4-9A: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Financial State) against Residuals (Model IIA) .................................................................................................. 336
    • Figure A3-IOA: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model IIA) ................................. 336
    • Figure A4-3B: The Scatterplot of the Predicted Score Against Residuals (Model lIB) ......... 338
    • Figure A4-4B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Scope of Involvement) against Residuals (Model lIB) .................................................................................. 338
    • Figure A4-5B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Competition Position) against Residuals (Model ItB) .................................................................................. 338
    • Figure A4-6B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Growth Rate of Market) against Residuals (Model lIB) .................................................................................. 339
    • Figure A4-7B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Certainty of Productivity) against Residuals (Model II B) .................................................................................. 339
    • Figure A4-9B: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Radicalism) against Residuals (Model lIB) ................................................................................................... 340
    • Figure A4-lOB: The Scatterplot of the Independent Variable (Financial State) against Residuals (Model lIB) .................................................................................. 340
    • Figure A3-II B: The Histogram of Standardised Residual (Model 11 B) .................................340
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