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An innovative business practice attributed to the information technology industry is the aggressive use of employee stock options to compensate executives and other employees. The pervasiveness of stock options among high-tech firms in Silicon Valley is often described as a phenomenon unique to the Valley's culture. In this study, we investigate whether the… (More)
In this study, we investigate how divergence from the industry level of investment in information technology (IT) affects firm value. Theoretical arguments suggest that greater investment in IT relative to industry peers may positively affect firm value and that smaller relative investment may negatively affect firm value, but these arguments have not been… (More)
High valuation multiples on IT spending suggest that companies are underinvesting in IT.
Since alternative forms of compensation have different incentive and risk attributes and may respond differently to observable firm performance measures, analysis of relations between executive pay and performance must consider the interplay between the components of total compensation. In this study, interrelations between compensation components and… (More)
Using an experimental design to explore the individual and interactive effects of organizational commitment, likelihood of success of a knowledge management initiative, and importance ascribed to the KM initiative by a firm on a knowledge worker's intention to share her knowledge, we find that importance by itself positively impacts knowledge sharing… (More)