Impact of IT intellectual capital on IT explorative-exploitative innovation strategy and performance

Eric T.G. Wang, Chi Hsing Chiu, En Chen

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Abstract

In turbulent business environments, firms are increasingly relying on information technology (IT) to enhance their agility to meet multiple market demands. IT departments then play an important role in maintaining an appropriate balance between explorative and exploitative IT innovation strategies to enable the agility. This study contributes to the information systems (IS) literatures by gaining a broader understanding of how the intellectual capital of IT departments can influence the IT explorative-exploitative innovation strategies, and the impact of these strategies on organizational performance. The empirical data collected from 122 IT managers in Taiwan's manufacturing firms show that human capital positively affects the two innovation strategies, structural capital has significant positive effect only on explorative innovation strategy, relational capital has positive moderating effect on the relationship between human capital and explorative innovation strategy, and both the two innovation strategies positively influence the IT department performance, which in turn facilitates the organization performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
EditorsTung X. Bui, Ralph H. Sprague
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4266-4275
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479973675
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015
Event48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: 5 Jan 20158 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume2015-March
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKauai
Period5/01/158/01/15

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