(Ph.D. University of South Carolina) is Professor of MIS in the Department of Management at the College of Business, Auburn University. He holds a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. in MIS from the University of South Carolina. His research has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Sciences, OMEGA, Interfaces and other leading journals. His current research interests focus on the planning, management, implementation, usage, diffusion, and infusion of information technology in facilitating a variety of individual, group, organizational and societal behaviors and initiatives to achieve positive results.
EXAMINATION OF A PATH MODEL RELATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH FIRM PERFORMANCE
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
2008 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Journal of Business Logistics
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 161–187, Autumn 2008
How to Cite
Byrd, T. A., Pitts, J. P., Adrian, A. M. and Davidson, N. W. (2008), EXAMINATION OF A PATH MODEL RELATING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH FIRM PERFORMANCE. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, 29: 161–187. doi: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2008.tb00091.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Competitive advantage;
- Firm performance;
- IT infrastructure;
- Logistics information systems;
- Resource-based view
This article draws on the resource-based view of the firm to investigate the mechanisms through which information technology (IT) impacts firm performance. Research suggests that the relationship between IT and firm performance may be both direct and indirect. In this study, a path model is tested that proposes a firm's IT infrastructure resources as having both a direct impact on organizational performance, as well as an indirect effect that is propagated through its impact on an intermediate organizational resource, a firm's logistics information system (LIS). The results suggest that positive firm performance may be derived directly from an organization's superior IT infrastructure, as well as indirectly, through its enabling impact on LIS's. These findings contribute to our understanding of the nature of the relationship between IT and firm performance by exploring the value of IT at both the process and organizational levels.