Focusing on Corporate IT Capability and Alliance Performance: An Empirical Analysis Based on Corporate Alliances in China
International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 6, Issue 4, August 2017, Pages: 53-57
Received: May 15, 2017;
Accepted: Jun. 14, 2017;
Published: Jul. 18, 2017
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Xing Hua, Department of Finance and Economics, Guangdong Youth Vocational College, Guangzhou, China
Qi Yue, School of Economics and Management, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China
This paper studied the relationship between corporate information technology (IT) capability and alliance performance based on a sample of Chinese corporate alliances. With regression analysis, this paper found IT capability has significantly positive effect on alliance performance and knowledge acquisition plays a role as a mediator, while regional industrial factor plays a role as a moderator. That means the positive effect of IT capability on alliance performance is stronger in cross-region alliances than same-region alliances and is stronger in high-dynamic industry than low-dynamic industry. The foundings can provide some valuable suggestions for executives and related policy-makers, especially in emerging markets.
Focusing on Corporate IT Capability and Alliance Performance: An Empirical Analysis Based on Corporate Alliances in China, International Journal of Business and Economics Research.
Vol. 6, No. 4,
2017, pp. 53-57.
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