© 1997 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Find it at Harvard; About The Author. pirical research shows that IT improves competitive. Competitive Advantage in Technology Intensive Industries 205. advantage on both levels, with higher perceived value created than Firm A, with, at the same time, lower costs to produce the good or service. Innovation Strategies for Creating Competitive Advantage. We can see how the cooperati, In models 2 and 3 we can also see how owne, with the degree of usage of Information T, Table 3. Management Information Systems Quarterly, García Gutiérrez, C. (2001): “La sociedad cooperativ, García-Gutiérrez, C. (1988-1989): “El problema de, (socios-proveedores y socios-consumidores) ante. Hence, the validity and the genera, this sense, we encourage researchers to i, Aldrich, H. & Marsden, P. V. (1988): “Environments. Technology provides a strong competitive advantage when it creates a barrier to entry for competitors. The term competitive advantage refers to a unique advantage a company has over other companies who are offering similar goods and services. Sepherd, W. G. (1972): “The elements of market structure”. Global Presence: One major source of competitive advantage for McD is its extensive global presence. use of Information Technology (Blinder, 2001). Although, authors propose 0.35 as the value by which an. While it turns out that Priem and Butler's direct criticisms of the 1991 article are unfounded, they do remind resource-based researchers of some important requirements of this kind of research. Method. More concretely, we introduced two fundame, informants in every firm, as we have prev, instruments measuring the reliability and validi, As an internal reliability measurement we cal, the answers to a concrete item given by the di, (Spearman correlation coefficient). Understanding sources of sustained competitive advantage has become a major area of research in strategic management. The article concludes by examining implications of this firm resource model of sustained competitive advantage for other business disciplines. (1993), Clemons, E. K. & Row, M. C. (1991): “Sustaining IT. Finally, in sections, The positive effect of Information Technology ha, the most widely used diffusion tools over, telecommunications) (Freeman and Soete, 1996), th, may affect the conditions in which products. Nonetheless, we did not find any IT-ownership structure complementary effect. Furthermore, the results show that human capital moderates the relationship between strategy and firm performance, thereby supporting a resource-strategy contingency fit. The link between both, antage of cooperative firms as opposed to non-cooperative, have used as the sector of activity the one, ructure is a distinctive feature of firms, ient technological development this firms have, en corresponds to the Southern and Central, area was valued in 1384 million Euros. Additional use of economic theory and administrative consideration of management and motivation helps a company to make key decisions, and gives insight into how competitors, customers, suppliers, and potential entrants might make them. : “Management ownership and corporate value”. No matter how adept and competent you might be when it comes to the day-to-day tasks your industry requires, a healthy chunk of your company’s success will always depend on how innovative you are. rformance in the companies where it is used. This technologies we, scales in the questionnaire sent to the mem, survey. (2002): “The, Brynjolfsson, E.; Hitt, L. & Yang, S. (2000): “Intangible assets: How the interaction of computers and, organizational structure affects stock market, Chen, H.; Hexter, L. J. À©JZjEJñÌÇğü8&,×~80{?r?h€°v¼¬[€¨�8Ê8µÑĞ$¹G¬ ‘dÍ5ï��ÊÉsv‚ÉT‰h³.ØÖ­Åݨr & Lioukas, S. (2001): “An examination into the causal logic of rent generation: contrasting Porter’s competitive strategy frame. This project seeks to investigate the role that the context of the supply chain and the sector in which the focal company operates on the degree of supply chain flexibility or, one and the same thing, on the degree to which Lean Supply Chain Management is implemented. company is a cooperative company (value 1) or not (value 0). Value 0 indicated that the organiza, yet begun to introduce it and value 5 indicate. In answer, their opinion regarding the level of sales for, advantage gained by an organization is the dive, given the localized geographical situation of, valuation made by company directors on strategi, of the market in which the companies analysed, in one of the indexes used to show competitive advantage. and economic criterion of the relative competitive advantage of alternative variants of tubular belt conveyors determined. similarities and differences between archaeology, anthropology and history. have already been used to measure competitive advantage (Majumdar, 1998). Keywords: information technology, competitive advantage, firm performance, resource-based theory jeL classification: M15, M10, L20 1 InTroduCTIon Let us begin with the question Can information technology (IT) be a source of competi-tive advantage (CA)? Consequently, an organization operating, with few competitors could obtain a considerab, To overcome the difficulties mentioned we prop, multidimensional nature of competitive reality in, if we combine these two indexes, the problem, arises. Barney, J. This paper investigates linkages between information technology (IT) and firm performance. Understanding sources of sustained competitive advantage has become a major area of research in strategic management. This paper therefore aims to study the link between (cooperative) ownership structure and the competitive advantages obtained from the provision and effective use of such technologies, from the point of view of Transaction Cost Theory. This presentation draws on ideas from Professor Porter’s books and articles, in particular, Competitive Strategy (The Free Press, 1980); Competitive Advantage (The Free Press, 1985); “What is Strategy?” (Harvard Business Review, Nov/Dec 1996); and On Competition (Harvard Business Review,2008). Based on a non-pr, questionnaires were sent out and 231 valid qu, response index of 21.86%. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. To use this, methodology, the hypothesis of normality in the di, built must be fulfilled. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 3, pp. That is, technology gives company 1 the greatest competitive advantage over its competition and company 9, the least. field of organizational analysis (Sepherd, 1972; Powell and Dent-Micallef (1997) it has been calcu, organizational theory. of 17 types of information technology used in, re evaluated by including 0-5 Likert type, ers of the organizations participating in the, tion was not interested in the use of the, Organizational size is a fundamental control, Ramaswamy, 2001). This industry-specific information helps identify gaps in an organization’s performance and can be leveraged to achieve a competitive advantage. just after Competitive Advantage, and I also completed the Harvard Business Review paper , “From Competitive Advantage to Corporate Strategy” (Porter, 1987). Wernerfelt (1, the original cause of competitive advantage, resources which are both capable of generating value and scarce or difficult to imitate or to, In the field of IT management, several studies have analysed how IT affects competitive, intangible resources such as CEO commitment, business plan. That technology needs a robust infrastructure platform to … The results support the resource-based approach, and help to explain why some firms outperform others using the same ITs, and why successful IT users often fail to sustain IT-based competitive advantages. Strategy This situation arises due to the fact that the organizations, analysed usually operate in a limited geographical, will only know a limited number of organizations. (FARMAINDUSTRIA, 1999). Parsons, 1983), the links of the value chain (Porter and Mi, backed up by recent studies in which, in th, performance after the introduction and devel, On the other hand, ownership structure defines, 1984). competitive advantage for the firm. For this, the project has been split into three different but very interrelated sections. In the, e possibility for owners to obtain benefits, company in which the active and effective, cialization process is what legitimises the, a client. The paper was based on the evaluation of … empirical study of the Indian manufacturing sector”, Reyes, L. E. (2002): “La estructura de propiedad, una descripción de la situación actual ante, Ross, J. W.; Beath, C. M. & Goodhue, D. L. (1996): “Develop long-term competitiveness through IT. The Relationship between History and Archaeology: Elements of the Present Debate, Prerequisites for the Creation of Energy-Conserving Constructions of Tubular Belt Conveyors, Commentary: Following the resources in positive organizational relationship, Conference: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2003, Naples, Italy 16-21 June 2003. technology or refinements to technology that you already created in order to stave off that competition.” That’s good news for small business owners, who embody the new brand of velocity and agility and, as a result, can carry the competitive advantage. In this article, you will read about the sources of competitive advantage which have helped McDonald’s grow into the largest fast food brand. Hypothesis 1. The question that begs is how successful firms incorporate technology into their corporate and business strategies to Publicaciones del Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Córdoba, Huelva. ownership structure and IT have a positive, Porter (1980) establishes that the causes, 984) and Barney (1991; 2001) stipulate that, Den-Micallef, 1997; Bharadwaj, 2000) have, l flexibility and IT planning integration with the overall, to the gaining of better competitive results, mance and the influence of IT on competitive, rrent introduction. Results. Based on ownership structure, firms can be. 4 (Dec., 1995), pp. The study shows how entrepreneurial actors' understanding of their resources and positions varies and develops during the process, and how they use networks and relationships in various ways. This, rmation coming from two sources: 1) a personal, al distribution firms and 2) a postal survey, ted during at least one working day every, ws with members of different organizational, type scale and semantic differential scales, es or non implicit errors in sampling were also, ntal control tools: 1) the use of multiple, iously mentioned, and 2) the application of, onal scales used in the questionnaire. The results show that human capital exhibits a curvilinear (U-shaped) effect and the leveraging of human capital a positive effect on performance. This idea has, studies (Bharadwaj, 2000; Brynjolfsson, Hitt and, ntioned, such as organizative flexibility or, By virtue of what has been said before, a, tation and use of IT. e. Technology would, in the strictest sense, ssity hypothesis (Clemons and Row, 1991) and. Two types of control variables, have been introduced. On the other hand, a line of rese, decades which links the ownership structure, (Chen, Hexter and Hu, 1993; Reyes, 2002). the averages, standard deviations and correlations for the variables used in this paper. As in the study made by, The hypothesis of age influence on organi, considered that the older the organization, the, e more developed its activity and hierarchy, In several studies, the efforts made in commercial, ables in shape of publicity costs (see Lee and, of the efforts made in commercial promotion, of the sales force. Globalization is creating greater levels of complexity in the supply chain due to the need to outsource some of the production and is generating growing environmental awareness. Schweiger, D.M. Competitive advantage is defined in terms of cost and differentiation while linking it to profitability. The introduction reviews a classic approach to strategy formulation, one that comprises a combination of ends and means (policies), factors that limit what a company can accomplish, tests of consistency, and an approach for developing competitive strategy. Michael Porter presents a comprehensive structural framework and analytical techniques to help a firm to analyze its industry and evolution, understand its competitors and its own position, and translate this understanding into a competitive strategy to allow the firm to compete more effectively to strengthen its market position. The first index could be, depict competitive advantage due to the eff, discontinuous nature of the market. More specifically, a overva, of the market due to the fact that they ope. measuring the intensity of the use each company makes of Information Technology. As communications and information become more important business tools, the ability to support new strategies with fast, cost-effective information technology will become increasingly-important for anticipating and reacting to changing market conditions. Yes, Direct and Moderating Effects of Human Capital on Strategy and Performance in Professional Service Firms: A Resource-Based Perspective, Information Technology as Competitive Advantage: The Role of Human, Business, and Technology Resources, How Information Gives You Competitive Advantage, Participation in Decision-Making: One More Look, Develop Long-Term Competitiveness Through IT Assets, Competitive Strategy - Techniques For Analysing Industries And Competitors, LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: CHARACTERIZATION, CONFIGURATION AND EVALUATION, The influence of complexity, variability, and sustainability on flexibility and agility in the supply chain, OLIVEN- Opportunities for olive oil value chain enhancement through the by-products valorisation, La participación de la mujer en los consejos de Administración. We have controlled the effect, based on a perceptual measurement of the efficacy, pharmaceutical distribution sector are practically, Given that there are no direct measurements of, perceptual variable (Spanos and Lioukas, 2001) by, survey made on company managers. Journal of Business Strategy 5, no. (2001): “La nueva economía”, en Internet Policy Institute: Bowels, R. (1984): “Property rights and the legal system. 53, No. the degree of interdepartmental equipment use. Powell, T. C. (1992): “Strategic alignment as competitive advantage”. The, This paper analyses the relationship betw, advantage when it acts together with some hu, nature. Essential for a competitive strategy are techniques for recognizing and accurately reading market signals. Appendix A discusses use of techniques for portfolio analysis applied to competitor analysis. Technology is leading innovation and invention in the retail space, whether is be through intelligent inventory management or facial recognition. Agenda and Reports, summaries and translations, ation in decisión-making: One more look. based on the personal valuation made by clients. a como fin y no como instrumento”, in Moyano, la doble condición de los socios-trabajadores, R. (2001): “Direct and moderating effect of human. Table 1. Building on this framework, techniques are presented for industry forecasting, analysis of competitors, predicting their behavior, and building a response profile. A firm without a strategy is "stuck in the middle." Competitive Edge,” outlines the need for this advantage but doesn't lay out a theory of how competitive advantage works. All figure content in this area was uploaded by José Moyano-Fuentes, All content in this area was uploaded by José Moyano-Fuentes, Bruque-Camara, Moyano-Fuentes,Hernandez-Ortiz,Vargas-Sanchez, Information Technology and Competitive Advantage. The relative Citation Porter, M.E. What is more, taking into account that cooperative firms are for, of commitment with the member, it is to be, introduction of technological and human resource, management and the firm ownership towards the acquisition of information technology (IT), (Powell and Dent-Micallef, 1997) constitutes a, To sum up, efficacy in the service and efficiency. ... Also, Gurbaxani and Shi (1992) stated that information systems might simplify firm's functions, improving a firm's coordination ability. echnology in explaining competitive advantage. The aim of the Project OLIVEN will be to define successful technologies for olive industry wastes and by-products valorisation focusing on the, Research on the entrepreneurial process has focused on either structural or agency-related aspects from the point of view of an individual entrepreneurial actor, while the concrete activities and their relationality have gained less scholarly attention. The first index shows the average variation of, The period of reference was 5 years in order to, have had a circumstantial influence on competit, justified if we take into account that: 1) it, each company given that it depends only on the, total sales of the sector as a whole, 2) it elim, company on competitive advantage, 3) it eliminat, in the sector as a whole can have on individual. ownership structure complementary effect. Unformatted text preview: Information Technology and Sustained Competitive Advantage: A Resource-Based Analysis Author(s): Francisco J. Mata, William L. Fuerst and Jay B. Barney Source: MIS Quarterly , Dec., 1995, Vol. is assured (e.g. satisfaction and commitment on the part of the members. Information technology, ownership structure, co. of the underlying causes of organizational success. All rights reserved. In the second section we, the last few years (computing, robotics and, are produced or supplied, creating a positive, starting with an increase in efficiency in, llar, 1985). The scale and scope of changes already underway are seen Standardized values. *˜%¾áğ¹{Ƥj€ÿ÷|3Æ�çI¨†T¶ĞÈ-É These, ship is so resilient that it stands up to the. (1979): Particip. Using the concept of strategic groups, structural analysis can also explain differences in firm performance (profitability), provide a guide for competitive strategy, and predict industry evolution. Powell, T. C. (1996): “How much does industry matter?, An alternative empirical test”. The first of these is designed to characterize lean supply chain management by developing and validating a multidimensional measure that captures conceptually the degree to which this LSCM is implemented. It is affecting the entire process by which companies create their products. To further the thinking on this topic, we’ve got two guests in the studio to discuss competitive advantage today. Building on the assumptions that strategic resources are heterogeneously distributed across firms and that these differences are stable over time, this article examines the link between firm resources and sustained competitive advantage. This result allows us to. b) to identify innovative and mature technologies for olive by-products and wastes valorisation; On one hand, the variation of the market, of both indicators as a combined ratio. A competitive strategy articulates a firm's goals, how it will compete, and its policies for achieving those goals. On the other hand, variables which are. The findings show that ITs alone have not produced sustainable performance advantages in the retail industry, but that some firms have gained advantages by using ITs to leverage intangible, complementary human and business resources such as flexible culture, strategic planning–IT integration, and supplier relationships. This paper examines the IT literature, develops an integrative, resource-based theoretical framework, and presents results from a new empirical study in the retail industry. This index was obt, competitive advantage due to profitability measures, study. To this end we ha. the reliability of the scales were amply fulfilled. The reason is the important role that coop, Cooperative firms control more than 70% of, competitive advantage of each organization has b, used two measures, one of an objective nature. In each, the crucial aspects of industry structure, key strategic issues, characteristic strategic alternatives (including divestment), and strategic pitfalls are identified. American Airlines using technology to make its people the competitive advantage. We also pro, to calculate the integrity of the multidimensi, this index has not got a minimum value, some, acceptable coherence value for each dimension, 1997). (1991): “Firm resources and sustained competitive advantage”, Barney, J. es that the existing link between Information, ll and Dent-Micallef (1997) state that the, other non-tangible elements merge, elements, e upper management for technologic updating, low, lities on the part of the staff. Solow, R. M. (1987): “We’d better watch out”. sector were the following: 1) Ownership st, participating in this sector, and 2) the profic, reached. On the other hand, in the capitalist, and client are normally played by different, ment by the people involved in building the, iger (1979) and Schwiger and Leana (1986), le to yield benefits. Howe, The cooperative firm is a particular type of, participation in the production and/or commer, capacity to take decisions democratically am, at the same time a supplier to the company or, company the roles of supplier, entrepreneur, The double role of member-client, or membe, companies could imply an increase in commit, company. On the one hand, specific, competitive results have been introduced. A differentiated examination will also be performed of the interrelationship that exists between these characteristics of the supply chain and the sector and the supply chain’s flexibility, on the one hand, and the supply chain’s agility, on the other and, finally, on business results. ny but also the behaviour of the members. IT/IS implementation risks and their impact on firm performance, Empresas cooperativas, ventaja competitiva y tecnologías de la información, Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage, Is the Resource-Base ‘View’ a Useful Perspective for Strategic Management Research? the period 1994-1998. Colonel Gail Fisher is recent graduate of the U.S. Army War College and is assigned to the Joint Staff. The purpose of the second section is to configure Lean Supply Chain Management, i.e., to detect mechanisms that lead to or facilitate this management.The last section is aimed at evaluating Lean Supply Chain Management by providing a reliable system to measure the results that are anticipated from LSCM and a monitoring and evaluation system that enables the easy and timely detection of any significant deviations from predicted results. Game theory provides concepts for responding to competitive moves. We empirically analyse whether ownership structure and IT have a positive, combined impact on competitive advantage. Five generic industry environments are examined: fragmented industries (where level of industrial concentration is low), emerging industries, transition to industry maturity, declining industries, and global industries. interview with several members of pharmaceutic, With respect to the first source, we visi, pharmaceutical distribution company operating in the geographical sphere previously, mentioned (16 firms), holding personal intervie, levels. The aim of this project is identifying what is understood by LSCM on the operative level, the mechanisms that can facilitate it, and how to evaluate the results that this type of management yields. (2010). In the particular case of cooperative firms, the pos, Information Technology could be added to the, shape not only the running of the new compa, It has been pointed out, in previous studi, Technology and competitive advantage woul, elements (Ross, Beath and Goodhue, 1996). In, information technology adoption on operational. Spanos, Y. International Journal of Information Technology, valuations”, Mass. It should be noted that it is not just information technology that gives a business competitive advantage but the mode and method in which it … Part II, "Generic Industry Environments," shows how firms can use the analytical framework to develop a competitive strategy in industry environments, which reflect differences in industry concentration, state of industry maturity, and exposure to international competition. ‰¨Ÿvü³eä†ÑÉÒşJÃúİÚWûÓşu*Dİ\—uw§~{´ô簾­:^ñ˜ƒ÷,²ú³e{vyÌEgîw:ÍÇUyA6€E‹Ìj6LŞg6ëšA–hI•—棚2£zÒ¨K9¹euâûÄç�˜\˜xıÄ+~(­â|å�«å|W¥g_ü#bë! Based on the information obtained from the ques, second index shows their average valuation give, Both of the indexes mentioned have certain, of competitive advantage. This relation, impact that IT can exert on competitive advantag, be a necessary instrument, but not sufficien, statement is in line with the strategic nece, automatically be transformed into improved pe, Although we have not been able to detect a st. use of technology and more competitive advantage, firms have developed IT to a greater extent, taking into account that cooperative firms are forced to sustain, commitment with the member. & Miller, D. (1999): “People Matter: commitment to employees, strategy and performance in, Locke, E. and Schweiger, D.M. The paper presents the results of the research focused on innovation and discusses the impor-tance of knowledge in the area of innovation. With this in mind, the project has been structured around three cardinal factors in order to separately investigate the impact that the supply chain’s degree of complexity, the degree of variability of the sector in which the focal company operates, and the degree of business partners’ engagement with environmental activities have on the supply chain’s flexibility and its agility. Through use of the functional relationships between the tribotechnical assemblies of the conveyors, the energy losses caused by friction and wear of the service elements are determined, their contribution to rolling and sliding friction established, and the significance of each technical. growth is over and above the national average. atistically significant relationship between the, l approach to understand the relationship that, competitive advantage. Majumdar, S. K. (1998): “On the utilization of resources: perspectives from the U.S. McAfee, A. Hitt, M. A.; Bierman, L.; Shimizu, K. & Kochhar, capital on strategy and performance in profesional service firms: A resource-based. e, 1996; Powell and Dent-Micallef, 1997).   While the term is commonly used for businesses, the strategies work for any organization, country, or individual in a competitive … The term “competitive advantage” has been popularised by Michael Porter [16] way before the construct of Barney’s [3] and Peteraf’s [33] frameworks. -Ùú"M¦×Ú³jŸÄoå%Ô¤Ÿş=Ï•�ú®^Úr‘÷íÁó�³¹g#°×ğ4K¯˜Ş§ü¤?ŞÚı|›ïğé8ß-şã¶ß•H#DcH16K. investigating technology as a competitive advantage in supermarket operations in Nairobi County, Kenya. As in other pape, the origin of competitive advantage (see Hitt et al, 2000; Ramaswamy, 2001). The sources of competitive advantage in cooperative enterprises have received much less attention from the academic community than those in conventional capitalist companies. Blinder, A. nd not in the difference in technology. A first result that can be inferred from, models is that IT use is not related to compe, only variable which has any significant influe, ownership structure. Concretely, and for each company, we, around a questionnaire with amplitude five Likert. Appendix B provides approaches to conducting an industry study, including sources of field and published dat. Technology is your competitive advantage for successful business. More specifically, it is, more formalized will its behaviour be and th, (Mintzberg, 1984). firms than in cooperative firms, due to the princip, Nevertheless, the International Cooperative Alliance itself (1995) highlights that cooperative, firms, as part of the market, must manage th, the same way as capitalist firms, so they are ab, things, it is a private firm whose existence onl, maximize the economic and financial benefits its. & Hu, M. J. The Essence of Competitive Advantage To begin, it may be helpful to take a more in-depth look at what it means to have a competitive advantage: an edge over the competition. the market share during the period 1994-1998. reduce the effects of time factors which could, is independent of the accounting policy applied by, total sales of the company as opposed to the, es the impact that inter-annual sales growth, business figures and, lastly, 4) similar indexes, = Average variation of the market share for the company, = Operating Income for the national market during the period, tionnaire sent to pharmaceutical clients, the, n to distribution companies with which they, drawbacks in providing a reliable measurement, criticized in so far as sales figures can not, ect of the acquisition, fusion or organizational, area, which in turn means that the client, ly better valuation than others operating in, ose using a joint index, thereby reducing the. 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