Emergent Themes in the Interface between Economics of Information Systems and Management of Technology

Production and Operations Management, 26(4), 2017, 652-666

38 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2016 Last revised: 3 Feb 2018

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Sulin Ba

University of Connecticut School of Business

Barrie R. Nault

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

Date Written: September 9, 2016

Abstract

In this article we look at research published over a five-year time span in the economics of information systems (IS) area in four premier journals, including Management Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Production and Operations Management, to identify research themes that have implications for future research in the area of Management of Technology (MOT). Through our examination of the literature, we identify three emergent themes that can be used to form foundations for future MOT research from an economics of IS perspective: productivity, vertical relations, and platforms. Within each of these themes we classify previous research into subthemes, summarize the major findings, and explore future research opportunities within the MOT domain that are relevant to these subthemes. Specifically, we examine how information technology has impacted firm productivity, their product design and development process, innovation capabilities, knowledge management capabilities, and supply chain integration.

Keywords: Management of Technology, Economics of Information Systems, Platforms, Productivity, Vertical Relations

Suggested Citation

Ba, Sulin and Nault, Barrie R., Emergent Themes in the Interface between Economics of Information Systems and Management of Technology (September 9, 2016). Production and Operations Management, 26(4), 2017, 652-666. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2841361

Sulin Ba

University of Connecticut School of Business ( email )

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Barrie R. Nault (Contact Author)

University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business ( email )

2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
Canada

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