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The Affordances of Business Analytics for Strategic Decision-Making and Their Impact on Organisational Performance

  title={The Affordances of Business Analytics for Strategic Decision-Making and Their Impact on Organisational Performance},
  author={Guangming Cao and Yanqing Duan},
Increasingly, business analytics is seen to provide the possibilities for businesses to effectively support strategic decision-making, thereby to become a source of strategic business value. [...] Key Result The study produces four main findings: (1) business analytics has a positive effect on decision-making affordances both directly and indirectly through the mediation of a data-driven culture; (2) decision-making affordances significantly influence strategic decision comprehensiveness positively and…Expand

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