Sury Ravindran

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We examine a knowledge management (KM) success model that incorporates the quality of available knowledge and KM systems built to share and reuse knowledge such as determinants ofusers' perception of usefulness and user satisfaction with an organization's KM practices. Perceived usefulness and user satisfaction, in turn, affect knowledge use, which in our(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)
Information technology investments and the management consulting industry witnessed unprecedented growth in the last decade. This led to regulators’ (SEC and Congress) allegations that consulting services that are provided by incumbent auditors may be disguised extra payments to auditors for favorable financial reporting. However, there may be alternative(More)
In spite of strong theoretical predictions, empirical researchers have found little support for the relative performance evaluation (RPE) hypothesis in studies of executive compensation. Some evidence supports a weak form of the RPE hypothesis that executive pay is positively related to firm performance and negatively related to peergroup performance. But,(More)
Economic studies conducted in the 1980s and early 1990s failed to find evidence of improved firm productivity corresponding to greater IT investment. Because business firms expected performance to improve as a result of IT, the failure to observe higher productivity (more output from resources employed) was dubbed the “productivity paradox” [5]. The alleged(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)
To leverage their knowledge resources, many organizations deploy knowledge management systems (KMS), which contain at their core a knowledge repository. Successful use of the knowledge/repository depends largely on knowledge workers who must contribute to the knowledge base as well as use those knowledge objects. We develop and validate an empirical model(More)