IT Productivity Impacts in Manufacturing Contexts
Kristina Setzekorn (University of Evansville, USA), Arun Rai (Georgia State University, USA) and Arlyn J. Melcher (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA)
Copyright: © 2005
The fundamental questions of whether and how information technology (IT) contributes to firm performance have been answered in different ways. IT value research findings have been equivocal, with some studies finding negative performance impacts (Berndt & Morrison, 1995; Johansen, Karmarkar, Nanda & Seidmann, 1996), some finding no overall effect (Barua, Kriebel & Mukhopadhyay, 1995; Dos Santos, Peffers & Mauer, 1993; Loveman, 1994; Strassman, 1985, 1990), and some finding positive impacts (Brynjolfsson & Hitt, 1996; Brynjolfsson & Yang, 1997; Hitt & Brynjolfsson, 1996; Mukhopadhyay, Kekre & Kalathur, 1995).