Beyond normal competencies: understanding organisation designs to develop and sustain IT-related capabilities

Prasad, Acklesh, Green, Peter and Heales, Jon (2013) Beyond normal competencies: understanding organisation designs to develop and sustain IT-related capabilities. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18 1: 5-28.

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Author Prasad, Acklesh
Green, Peter
Heales, Jon
Title Beyond normal competencies: understanding organisation designs to develop and sustain IT-related capabilities
Journal name Australasian Journal of Information Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-8618
1326-2238
Publication date 2013-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 28
Total pages 24
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher University of Canberra Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Information technology (IT) is an important resource in organisations. Organisations leverage their IT resources with their IT-related capabilities to achieve, and sustain their competitive position. However, IT resources are dynamic, and evolve continually. Furthermore, competitive pressures and turbulent economic conditions mean that organisations continually invest in these dynamic IT resources. These situations mean that organisations need to sustain their IT-related competencies to leverage opportunities offered by the new IT resources. Research about ways to develop new, and sustain existing, IT-related capabilities is limited. A possible reason for the lack of research in this area is the lack of validated measurement items of theoretical constructs necessary to investigate ways to create new, and sustain, existing, IT-related competencies and capabilities. In this study, we suggest an environment in which organisations could build new, and sustain their existing IT-related capabilities. We report on the resources and processes that establish this environment. We also report on the development of valid measures of the elements of this environment. Analysis of pilot test data revealed that the measurement items purport to measure what they intended to measure. This study's outcome is useful in extending our understanding of IT-related competence development to secure sustainable IT-related business value from the IT resources.
Keyword Business value
Dynamic capabilities
Instrument development
Resource-based view
Sustainable IT-related capabilities
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Copyright © Australian Computer Society Inc.

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