Achieving dynamic capability through collaborative ICT infrastructure: a strategic driver of SME's in an emerging economy to participate in collaborative value network

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Springer
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
International Conference on Technology Management (ICTM) 2012 conference, 2013, pp. 139 - 150
Issue Date:
2013-01
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Increasingly, small and medium enterprise firms (SMEs) in emerging economies are partnering with large multi-national firms within a âService Value Network (SVN)â. Moreover, these firms are short of resources such as human capital, financial capital, and know-how, which are essential for innovation, development of new technologies, and maintaining sustainable competitive advantage. This paper draws on existing constructs on Collaborative Organisational Infrastructure (COI), Collaborative Architecture Management (CAM) and Information Technology Infrastructure Flexibility (ITIF) from extant literature to demonstrate the importance of governance, leadership, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) infrastructure, and business IT infrastructure flexibility in achieving effective Collaborative Entrepreneurial Alertness (CEA). In particular, this paper theoretically postulates the flow-on effects of partnering in a SVN fostering Entrepreneurial Alertness (EA) capability on individual SME firmsâ capability.
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