IT-Driven Productivity at the Individual Level: complementarities Matter
2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation / [ed] Jan Devos and Steven De Haes, Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International , 2014, 380-383 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents a conceptual model for the understanding of IT‐driven productivity at the individual levelwhen a new IT‐system is deployed. The existence of the IT productivity paradox at different economic levels has been aconcern for many researchers. Since evidence demonstrates that IT, in fact, increases productivity at the macro‐, mesoandmicro‐ level, current research attention shifted to the individual and task level. Since the last decade, the idea thatthere is a need for a set of organizational factors to be changed in a synchronized fashion when introducing a new ITsystemhas received particular attention. To investigate these proposals, we have designed a new research model aimed atanalyzing individual productivity growth when a new IT‐system is deployed, jointly and in a synchronized manner, withboth individual capital and organizational capital factors. The aim of this model is to advance our understanding anddevelop propositions, which will require further testing, of patterns of effective IT‐use in order to increase productivity ofan information worker. A better understanding of the patterns of effective IT‐use together with other factors may helpdetermine where research and managerial efforts have to be concentrated in order to enhance individual productivity ofinformation workers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International , 2014. 380-383 p.
IT productivity paradox, complementarity, patterns, IT-driven productivity, individual level
Research subject Information Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111899ISBN: 978-1-910309-41-4ISBN: 978‐1‐910309‐43‐8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111899DiVA: diva2:777074
The 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation, University of Ghent, Belgium,11-12 September, 2014