Matt Wimble

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We develop a model to analyze the benefits and constraints of process standardization under environmental conditions which demand a high degree of sequential variety. The model shows that the enabling value derived from standardization is an exponential function of the number of services offered and the number of service providers. The model also shows that(More)
The rapid growth of online investing and virtual investing-related communities (VICs) has a wideraging impact on research, practice and policy. In this context, this research addresses how information is generated, discussed, and diffused within and across VICs, and how such activities impact market efficiency. Regulators are particularly interested given(More)
This article advances our understanding of regression-based data mining by comparing the utility of Least Absolute Value (LAV) and Least Squares (LS) regression methods. Using demographic variables from U.S. state-wide data, we fit variable regression models to dependent variables of varying distributions using both LS and LAV. Forecasts generated from the(More)
Although research on the economic value of IT has predominantly focused on firm-level impacts, recent studies have begun incorporating industry-level variables to examine their impact on the value a firm obtains from its IT investments. This trend originated in the aim to offer better contextualized explanations for the differences in value firms obtained(More)
We find evidence that the conventional wisdom, among both managers and researchers, that information technology (IT) investments are risky is incorrect. IT managers are increasingly asked to justify IT investments in financial terms in order to gain project approval. Researchers have moved beyond productivity in an attempt to “open up the black box” of the(More)
Market-dominant firms traditionally have an advantage in growing markets because they operate with larger average plant sizes and are better able to reap the rewards of economies of scale. We present evidence that with information technology (IT), the effect is precisely the opposite: firms with less market power enjoy the benefits in a growing market. The(More)
Measuring the impact of information technology (IT) investment on firm performance is a long standing issue among both information systems (IS) and researchers in other disciplines. Most research to date on the impact of IT spending on firm performance has focused on the returns that IT investments can provide to firms. Initial studies showed no impact of(More)