The Effect of Information Technology-Enabled Flexibility on Formation and Market Value of Alliances

@article{Tafti2013TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Information Technology-Enabled Flexibility on Formation and Market Value of Alliances},
  author={Ali Tafti and Sunil Mithas and Mayuram S. Krishnan},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={59},
  pages={207-225}
}
This study investigates the effect of information technology IT architecture flexibility on strategic alliance formation and firm value. We first examine the effect of three dimensions of IT architecture flexibility open communication standards, cross-functional transparency, and modularity on formation of three types of alliances arm's-length, collaborative, and joint-venture alliances, respectively. Then, we examine how capabilities in IT flexibility can enhance the value derived from… CONTINUE READING

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