Technology development has provided fundamental benefits of speed, precision, and convenience to common business strategies; providing not only a means for functional integration, but also an opportunity to enhance competitive capability of a business firm.
Implementing IT Business Strategy in the Construction Industry brings together topics on understanding business strategy and competitive advantage, as well as essential benefits of concepts and technologies for improving efficiency of the construction industry. This reference source is directed toward researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, undergraduate, and postgraduate students, in order to gain insights into the complex workings of the traditional construction industry and the concepts and tools used to facilitate a strategically IT enabled industry.
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After reviewing the importance of strategic planning and competitive advantage, Hua (National U. of Singapore) explains the value knowledge management, innovation, business process re-engineering, and software tools can add to small construction companies. The strategic alignment model (SAM) helps conceptualize and direct the strategic management of IT for supporting the interrelationships between external and internal components and the integration between business and functional domains. A study of small- and medium-sized construction companies in Singapore examines their practices for acquiring new capabilities through IT, and applies SAM to evaluate their use of IT as a strategic resource to maximize their potential.
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