Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)

Abstract

The Impact of Strategic Information System and Strategic Design on Organization's Competitiveness: A Field Study

Author(s): Alyaa Adel Abd Elsalam Ibrahim, Abd El-Hamed Mostafa Abou Naem

The Information era has imposed so many revolutions. This study aims to investigate the direct and indirect effects of strategic Information Systems (IS) capability on organization’s competitiveness through its contribution on the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic design process. Mixed triangulation approach has been used by combining both qualitative and quantitative analysis to explore and empirical examine the research model. Statistical analyses are employed based on the data gathered from 34 pharmaceutical manufactures’ companies in Egypt (public, local private and multinational). The results indicate that: (1) the strategic Information System (IS) capability positively affect the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic design process; (2) the strategic IS capability positively impact organization’s competitiveness through affecting strategic design positively.