Onno Truijens

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Even fervent adherents of business – IT alignment admit that the concept is not at all unambiguous, that no serious attempts have been made to make the concept more tangible and hence that it is questionable whether alignment in its actual meaning is viable or even makes a difference in an organisation’s performance over time. This papers redefines the(More)
The central aim of this paper is to instigate the construction of a theory of information strategy based on the Resource-based View (RBV) of the firm (Barney, 1986, 1991; Penrose, 1959; Wernerfelt, 1984). Therefore, an initial theoretical framework is proposed within which such a theory could be developed further. In essence, this theoretical framework(More)
Information imperfections, and asymmetrical information in particular, have primarily been regarded as impediments to the economic efficiency of markets; they have seldom been explored as opportunities to earn economic rents. This article builds an information strategy framework by elaborating on the strategic opportunities that exist for firms in markets(More)
Peppard and Ward (2004) have instigated the development of the concept of IS capability based on Resource-based Theory (RBT). The goal of this paper is to add scrutiny to their initiative by drawing on the complementarities between RBT and Industrial Economics, and by focusing explicitly on the mechanisms around information that lead to IS-based rents. We(More)
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