Resource Complementarity and IT Economies of Scale: Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence

Ulco Woudstra, Egon Berghout, Chee-Wee Tan, Patrick van Eekeren, Guido Dedene

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Abstract

In this study, we explore economies of scale for IT infrastructure and application services. An in-depth appreciation of economies of scale is imperative for an adequate understanding of the impact of IT investments. Our findings indicate that even low IT spending organizations can make a difference by devoting at least 60% of their total IT budget on IT infrastructure in order to foster economies of scale and extract strategic benefits.
In this study, we explore economies of scale for IT infrastructure and application services. An in-depth appreciation of economies of scale is imperative for an adequate understanding of the impact of IT investments. Our findings indicate that even low IT spending organizations can make a difference by devoting at least 60% of their total IT budget on IT infrastructure in order to foster economies of scale and extract strategic benefits.
LanguageEnglish
JournalInformation Systems Management
Volume34
Issue number2
Pages185-199
ISSN1058-0530
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Business productivity
  • Economies of scale
  • IT productivity
  • IT value
  • Resource complementarity
  • Shared IT services

Cite this

Woudstra, Ulco ; Berghout, Egon ; Tan, Chee-Wee ; van Eekeren, Patrick ; Dedene, Guido. / Resource Complementarity and IT Economies of Scale : Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence. In: Information Systems Management. 2017 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 185-199
@article{8165181fc0ba4ae79298748aa5d5e6ac,
title = "Resource Complementarity and IT Economies of Scale: Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence",
abstract = "In this study, we explore economies of scale for IT infrastructure and application services. An in-depth appreciation of economies of scale is imperative for an adequate understanding of the impact of IT investments. Our findings indicate that even low IT spending organizations can make a difference by devoting at least 60{\%} of their total IT budget on IT infrastructure in order to foster economies of scale and extract strategic benefits.",
keywords = "Business productivity, Economies of scale, IT productivity, IT value, Resource complementarity, Shared IT services, Business productivity, Economies of scale, IT productivity, IT value, Resource complementarity, Shared IT services",
author = "Ulco Woudstra and Egon Berghout and Chee-Wee Tan and {van Eekeren}, Patrick and Guido Dedene",
year = "2017",
doi = "10.1080/10580530.2017.1288527",
language = "English",
volume = "34",
pages = "185--199",
journal = "Information Systems Management",
issn = "1058-0530",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "2",

}

Resource Complementarity and IT Economies of Scale : Mechanisms and Empirical Evidence. / Woudstra, Ulco; Berghout, Egon; Tan, Chee-Wee; van Eekeren, Patrick; Dedene, Guido.

In: Information Systems Management, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2017, p. 185-199.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Resource Complementarity and IT Economies of Scale

T2 - Information Systems Management

AU - Woudstra,Ulco

AU - Berghout,Egon

AU - Tan,Chee-Wee

AU - van Eekeren,Patrick

AU - Dedene,Guido

PY - 2017

Y1 - 2017

N2 - In this study, we explore economies of scale for IT infrastructure and application services. An in-depth appreciation of economies of scale is imperative for an adequate understanding of the impact of IT investments. Our findings indicate that even low IT spending organizations can make a difference by devoting at least 60% of their total IT budget on IT infrastructure in order to foster economies of scale and extract strategic benefits.

AB - In this study, we explore economies of scale for IT infrastructure and application services. An in-depth appreciation of economies of scale is imperative for an adequate understanding of the impact of IT investments. Our findings indicate that even low IT spending organizations can make a difference by devoting at least 60% of their total IT budget on IT infrastructure in order to foster economies of scale and extract strategic benefits.

KW - Business productivity

KW - Economies of scale

KW - IT productivity

KW - IT value

KW - Resource complementarity

KW - Shared IT services

KW - Business productivity

KW - Economies of scale

KW - IT productivity

KW - IT value

KW - Resource complementarity

KW - Shared IT services

UR - https://sfx-45cbs.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/45cbs?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info:sid/sfxit.com:azlist&sfx.ignore_date_threshold=1&rft.object_id=954921421534

U2 - 10.1080/10580530.2017.1288527

DO - 10.1080/10580530.2017.1288527

M3 - Journal article

VL - 34

SP - 185

EP - 199

JO - Information Systems Management

JF - Information Systems Management

SN - 1058-0530

IS - 2

ER -