N. Venkatraman

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This paper reports the results of a research study aimed at conceptualizing and developing valid measurements of key dimensions of a strategy construct termed Strategic Orientation of Business Enterprises. This construct is first defined by addressing four theoretical questions of -scope; hierarchical level; domain; and intentions versus realizations, and(More)
This paper develops and tests a mode! of the determinants of information technology (IT) outsourcing by integrating both business and IT perspectives. Specifically, we attempt to explain the degree of IT outsourcing using business and IT competences as represented by their cost structures and economic performances. In addition, we posit that outsourcing is(More)
and managers at the retailer organization for their support and assistance at different stages of this project. We also thank George John and Akbar Zaheer for insightful comments on earlier versions of the paper. Further, the comments of the Guest Editor – Rita McGrath and three anonymous AMJ reviewers were extremely useful in developing the ideas presented(More)
Strategic advantage through information technology is a popular theme, but the extent of research support is sporadic, minimal, and unsystematic. This paper reports some preliminary results of a quasiexperimental study on the role of dedicated electronic integration (between an insurance carrier and its independent agents in the Property and Casualty(More)
This paper integrates theoretical concepts from transaction cost economics, organization theory and political economy to develop a conceptual framework to guide research on inter-organizational coordination strategies, particularly those that explicitly leverage IT capabilities. We outline research directions and approaches to bridge the requirements of(More)
Based on a survey of 90 transnational product introductions, we find that the transnational product development capabilities of organizations significantly depend upon their ability to transfer and deploy tacit knowledge concerning overseas markets. Specifically, we find that organizations which use cross-national teams, teams with members who have prior(More)