• Business intelligence success: The roles of BI capabilities and decision environments

      Isik, Öykü; Jones, Mary; Sidorova, Anna (Information and Management, 2013)
      We test a mediated moderation model in which the influence of organizational prestige and permeability on turnover intentions is mediated by organizational commitment and identification. We test this model in a 2?×?2 design in four Romanian organizations. Results support a partial mediation of identification between the considered organizational antecedents, and their interaction upon affective and continuance commitment, and a full mediation of commitment between identification and turnover intentions. Permeability moderates the impact of prestige upon identification and commitment. Finally, we draw conclusions about the mind-sets behind identification, affective, and continuance commitment, and propose implications for future research and practitioners.
    • Business intelligence success: The roles of BI capabilities and decision environments

      Isik, Öykü; Jones, Mary; Sidorova, Anna (Information and Management, 2013)
      This study examines the role of the decision environment in how well business intelligence (BI) capabilities are leveraged to achieve BI success. We examine the decision environment in terms of the types of decisions made and the information processing needs of the organization. Our findings suggest that technological capabilities such as data quality, user access and the integration of BI with other systems are necessary for BI success, regardless of the decision environment. However, the decision environment does influence the relationship between BI success and capabilities, such as the extent to which BI supports flexibility and risk in decision making.
    • Business meetings in a post-pandemic world: When and how to meet virtually?

      Standaert, Willem; Muylle, Steve; Basu Cox, Amit (Business Horizons, 2021)
      The COVID-19 pandemic that erupted in 2020 forced businesses across the world to adopt virtual meetings. With many people working from home, software platforms like Zoom and Teams became ubiquitous. However, their widespread use also revealed many weaknesses and limitations. While technologies for virtual meetings have existed for decades, these technologies have advanced significantly in recent years, and today range from audio-conference facilities to telepresence rooms with high-resolution video and sophisticated virtual presence features. The available alternatives differ significantly in costs, complexity and capabilities, and choosing the most effective technology for each meeting setting is not always easy. This is important, since after the pandemic, virtual meetings will move from being a necessity to being a widely accepted alternative to traditional face-to-face meetings. Consequently, the questions of when and how to meet virtually will become even more significant. In this paper, we describe a decision-making framework for choosing when and how to meet virtually, based on the importance of communication capabilities for categories of meeting objectives and taking into account meeting size and duration. The framework is based on extensive empirical research conducted in partnership with a number of major US and European companies.
    • Business modeling as configuring heuristics

      Loock, M.; Hacklin, Fredrik (Advances in Strategic Management, 2015)
      While recent research has referred to a cognitive view on ‘business modeling’, it remains unclear in specifying the cognitive foundations of how such modeling happens. This paper proposes building on heuristics as models of individual cognition, which have proved effective foundations of adaptive individual and managerial behaviors. By also drawing on gestalt theory to specify principles of modeling as rule-based form giving, we propose business modeling as a managerial cognitive process of configuring heuristics. The paper makes three contributions. First, we introduce heuristics to the business modeling literature, and so provide an established theory of adaptive individual behavior that strengthens the cognitive foundations of business modeling. Second, we conceptualize and theorize on the cognitive activity of business modeling as an iterative process of configuring heuristics by applying gestalt principles. Although the literature on business models has referred to the theories of configurations and gestalt, it has been left to this work to make the theoretical linkages between heuristics, gestalt theory and business modeling explicit. Third, our work contributes to the micro-foundations of the cognitive processes underlying business modeling and thus to broader accounts of adaptive managerial behaviors.
    • Business models with additive manufacturing - Opportunities and challenges from the perspective of economics and management

      Piller, Frank; Weller, Christian; Kleer, Robin (2014)
      Technological innovation has frequently been shown to systematically change market structure and value creation. Additive manufacturing (AM), or, colloquially 3D printing, is such a disruptive technology (Berman 2012; Vance 2012). Economic analysis of AM still is scarce and has predominantly focused on production cost or other firm level aspects (e.g., Mellor et al. 2014; Petrovic et al. 2011; Ruffo and Hague 2007), but has neglected the study of AM on value creation and market structure. In this paper, we want to discuss the economic effects of AM on the locus of innovation and production. This is why we first review some current business models that successfully use AM as a source of value creation. Being a potential disruptive influence on market structures, we then discuss how AM may enable a more local production by users, supplementing the recent development of an upcoming infrastructure for innovating users and “Makers”.
    • Business ontologies

      Rittgen, Peter (2010)
    • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is hot

      Buelens, Marc (Vlerick Management Focus, 2004)
    • Business processes in UML

      Rittgen, Peter (2003)
    • Business simulation game for teaching multi-echelon supply chain management

      Merkuryev, Y.; Hatem, Jonas; Merkuryeva, G.; Bikosvka, J.; Desmet, Bram (2009)
    • Business value through controlled IT: Toward an integrated model of IT governance success and its impact

      Buchwald, Arne; Urbach, Nils; Ahlemann, Frederik (Journal of Information Technology, 2014)
      Owing to increasing regulatory pressure and the need for aligned information technology (IT) decisions at the interface of business and IT, IT governance (ITG) has become important in both academia and practice. However, knowledge of integrating the determinants and consequences of ITG success remains scarce. Although some studies investigate individual aspects of ITG success and its impact, none combine these factors into a comprehensive and integrated model that would lead to a more complete understanding of the ITG concept. To address this gap, our research aims at understanding what factors influence and result from successful ITG, and at determining how they can be translated into a model to explain ITG success and the impact thereof. Therefore, we conducted interviews with 28 IT decision makers in 19 multinational organizations headquartered in Europe. Our study synthesizes the fragmented previous research, provides new empirical insights gathered on the basis of a clear ITG conceptualization, and suggests three innovative constructs heretofore not related to ITG. Moreover, we elucidate in a holistic model the factors that make ITG successful, how ITG contributes to an IT organization’s success, and how it eventually unfolds throughout the overall organization. The resulting model allows organizational decision makers to develop an effective ITG implementation and to explain the implications of successful ITG, thus providing a justification for the respective investments.
    • Business-to-Business supplier- Customer relationship value creation

      Metreveli, Alexandre; Wagner, Beverly; Lemke, Fred (2014)
    • Business/ICT Alignment inzicht

      Cumps, Bjorn; Viaene, Stijn (Business Inzicht, 2005)
    • Buyer and supplier perspectives on the transactional use of digital technologies: Two sides of the same coin?

      Van den Steen, Nils; Standaert, Willem; Muylle, Steve; Basu, Amit (2018)
      Prior research has shown that the use of digital technologies can improve the performance of processes involved in supply-chain transactions in a variety of industries. While their impact has been investigated for the procurement process, process-oriented research on the effect of digitization for sales is limited. In addition, both perspectives have not been examined in an integrated and comprehensive way. This study adds to the literature by taking a bilateral perspective on the process performance impact of buyer-supplier transactional use of digital technologies.