Investigating the Level of End-User Development and Involvement Among Time-Based Competitors
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2007
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 149–160, January 2002
How to Cite
Rondeau, P. J., Vonderembse, M. A. and Ragu-Nathan, T. S. (2002), Investigating the Level of End-User Development and Involvement Among Time-Based Competitors. Decision Sciences, 33: 149–160. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-5915.2002.tb01640.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2007
- Received: May 12, 2000. Accepted: October 24, 2001.
- End-User Computing;
- Management Information Systems;
- Survey Research;
- Time-based Competition
As global markets and technology change, time-based competitors create product development and manufacturing practices that reduce response time and enhance customization capabilities. These practices require an information-rich internal environment that is capable of flexible resource deployment and direct and continuous feedback. To build this environment, time-based competitors are developing end-user capabilities and involving them in information systems (IS) activities. Data collected from 265 manufacturers were used to determine if firms with high levels of time-based product development and time-based manufacturing practices also have high levels of end-user involvement in IS-related activities, end-user training effectiveness, and end-user computing skills. The results of this study support that contention.