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Volume 17 Issue 1, Special issue from ECIME 2013 / Jul 2014  pp1‑121

Editor: Prof Przemyslaw Lech

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE ‑ ECIME2013  pp1‑2

Prof. Przemys›aw Lech

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The Adoption of Cloud Computing by Irish SMEs … an Exploratory Study  pp3‑14

Dr. Marian Carcary, Dr. Eileen Doherty, Gerard Conway

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A Case for Non‑Profit Organisations to engage in the use of Shared Computing Services  pp15‑22

Barbara Crump, Raja Peter

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Building Persuasiveness into Information Systems  pp23‑35

Marja Harjumaa, Salla Muuraiskangas

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Enterprise System Implementation from the Functional Consultants’ Perspective  pp36‑46

Przemysław Lech

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Identifying Multiple Dimensions of a Business Case: A Systematic Literature Review  pp47‑59

Kim Maes, Wim Van Grembergen, Steven De Haes

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Enabling Virtual Communities of Practice: A Case‑study of Swedish‑Indian collaboration in IT development  pp60‑70

Minna Salminen-Karlsson

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Ontology of Information Security in Enterprises  pp71‑87

Stephen Schiavone, Lalit Garg, Kelly Summers

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Organisational Value of Social Technologies: An Australian Study  pp88‑99

Mohini Singh, Konrad Peszynski

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Role of Information Systems for Strategic Agility in Supply Chain Setting: Telecommunication Industry Study  pp100‑112

Nicholas Blessing Mavengere

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Abstract

Abstract: The ability of a company to either adapt to the changes in the business environment or to influence the environment, for example by innovations, determines its success in gaining competitive advantage or even survival in the contemporary busines s environment. Both scholars and practitioners are constantly devising ways to survive the environmental pressures, such as, information overload, technological advances and obsolescence and globalization. This research proposes strategic agility comprise d of strategic sensitivity, strategic response and collective capabilities as one such business virtue required. One such competitive and complex industry is Telecommunication industry and this study makes use of a company in that industry to investigate strategic agility and information systems (IS) role in promoting strategic agility. In addition, the supply chain setting is considered because of its significance in the industry as one of the competitive factors. The research revealed different point s of view for the role of IS from business and information technology (IT) managers. The value of strategic agility is appreciated by both sets of managers. However, the managers have different views on the value of IS in promoting the strategic agility dimensions, for instance, most business managers highlighted that IS is of no strategic value and one even claimed it is the worst performing function. But IS managers noted that, IS, for instance, business intelligence and enterprise resource planning s ystems could be utilized hand‑in‑hand to support strategic agility. Moreover, this study make use of dynamic capabilities view in drawing both strategic agility dimensions and IS input. This study contributes to the ever required knowledge on how busines s could make use of IS and adapt organizational features to the environment requirements in order to survive the competition. 

 

Keywords: Keywords: strategic agility, strategic sensitivity, strategic response, collective capabilities, Information systems role, supply chain, telecommunication study

 

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Responsibility and Accountability for Information Asset Management (IAM) in Organisations  pp113‑121

Nina Evans, James Price

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