Towards a Unified View of Informations Systems (IS) Capability

Abayomi Baiyere, Hannu Salmela

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Since the introduction of the concept of IS capability to IS research, it has been extensively used to explain various IS related studies - for instance: Competitive advantage, firm performance, and agility among several others. This extensive use of the concept has resulted in several interpretations and diverse classifications. These discrepancies in combination with the extensive use of the concept put its fundamental logic at the danger of losing its meaning. Using a systematic literature review, this paper highlights the similarities, differences and fragmented knowledge groups and consequently provides a possibility to move towards a unified view of IS capability. To consolidate the fragmented classifications, the paper advances a four ellipse model from prior classification to vividly conceptualize the IS capability construct and hence provide an integrated platform for future research.
TitelPACIS 2014 Proceedings
RedaktørerKeng Siau, Qing Li, Xunhua Guo
Antal sider15
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789888353224
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2014 - Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), Chengdu, Kina
Varighed: 24 jun. 201428 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 18


KonferenceThe 18th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. PACIS 2014
LokationSouthwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)


  • Ellipse model
  • Innovation and information systems/technology IT/IS capability classification
  • IS capabilities
  • Literature review