Turning dust to gold: how to increase inimitability of enterprise system

Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4558-687X and Sedera, Darshana (2017) Turning dust to gold: how to increase inimitability of enterprise system. In: 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2017), 16-20 July 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

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There is an on-going debate over the long-term value propositions of enterprise systems (ES) for competitive advantage, with many arguing that ES have lost their potential to contribute to competitive advantage in the contemporary hyper-competitive markets. While acknowledging that an ES is a valuable, rare and non-substitutable resource that is common to all competitors, it is further questionable how ES contribute to competitive advantage. Using the fourth characteristic of the resource-based view, we investigate how inimitability of ES can contribute to competitiveness. Using qualitative evidence from nine case studies this study derives three conditions that facilitate ES to be inimitable.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Additional Information: The authors retain the copyright of the paper published in the PACIS 2017 proceedings.
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2021 04:45
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 05:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: competitive advantage; enterprise systems; inimitability; qualitative research
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43248

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