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Information Technology and Management

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 147–148 | Cite as

Research perspectives on innovation through information technology management in a networked world

  • Indranil R. Bardhan
  • Alok Gupta
  • Paul Tallon
Guest Editorial

The role of IT in organizations has evolved from the execution of back-office transaction processing to enabling strategic-level decisions. The rapid growth of new types of IT such as wireless communications, mobile commerce, inter-organizational systems, and Web 2.0 technologies (such as social networking sites) has enabled firms to develop new types of disruptive business models that transcend organizational boundaries. Firms can tap software development expertise and leverage these resources across a global network, using collaboration tools to connect employees with customers, suppliers, and business partners. Firms can also tap into the expertise of their extended value network, comprised of their partners, suppliers, and customers, to solve problems creatively that benefit the entire corporate ecosystem.

At the same time, technology evolution has given rise to new challenges that frustrate both researchers and practitioners. While there is widespread recognition of the tremendous...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Texas at DallasRichardsonUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.Boston CollegeBostonUSA

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