Multidimensional Perspective of Firmsâ€™ IT Capability Between Digital Business Strategy and Firmsâ€™ Efficiency: A Case of Chinese SMEs
Memon Rafait Mahmood,
Hafeez Ullah (),
Qaiser Abbas and
SAGE Open, 2020, vol. 10, issue 4, 2158244020970564
In the contemporary and perpetually changing environment, firms have transformed their business models by integrating advanced digital technologies in which their capabilities contribute crucially. This has evoked competition and challenges especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Therefore, the research aimed to analyze the mediating effect of information technology (IT) capability between digital business strategy and firmsâ€™ efficiency. The case of Chinese SMEs was considered specifically. The research was quantitative; therefore, the sample comprised 351 participants accumulated using a survey questionnaire. The mediating effect was tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) where partial mediation of the IT capability was found only in terms of IT proactive stance. Therefore, the research has certain managerial implications specifically in terms of proactive stance as the managers need to initiate the transformation within for efficient performance.
Keywords: IT capability; digital business strategy; infrastructure; IT proactive stance business spanning; firmsâ€™ efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:sae:sagope:v:10:y:2020:i:4:p:2158244020970564
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in SAGE Open
Bibliographic data for series maintained by SAGE Publications ().