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Critical analysis of the use of absorptive capacity theory in IS research

Addorisio, Michael, Gao, Shijia, Yeoh, William and Wong, Siew Fan 2014, Critical analysis of the use of absorptive capacity theory in IS research, in ICIS 2014 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems (AIS), Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-15.

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Title Critical analysis of the use of absorptive capacity theory in IS research
Author(s) Addorisio, Michael
Gao, Shijia
Yeoh, WilliamORCID iD for Yeoh, William orcid.org/0000-0002-2964-4518
Wong, Siew Fan
Conference name International Conference on Information Systems (2014 : Auckland, New Zealand)
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 2014/12/15 - 2014/12/17
Title of proceedings ICIS 2014 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Karahanna,E
Srinivasan,A
Tan,B
Publication date 2014
Conference series International Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Place of publication Auckland, New Zealand
Summary This paper critically analyzes the use of Absorptive Capacity (ACAP) theory in information systems (IS) research. Drawing on a comprehensive review of the evolution of ACAP theory and models for the construct, we empirically investigate a number of ACAP-related papers published in reputable IS journals. The analysis involves four main areas: 1) summary analysis of ACAP in IS papers; 2) domains of ACAP usage; 3) analysis of hypotheses to show how ACAP is being used to explain various organizational phenomena in IS research; and 4) analysis of measures to gain insights into the operationalization of ACAP in IS research. This research advocates that organization-level ACAP should be applied as the dependent variable in studying the impact of IS. Furthermore, ACAP should be conceptualized as a “capability,” rather than an “asset.” This paper contributes to IS and ACAP studies by investigating and clearly specifying the utility of ACAP in IS research.
ISBN 9780615157887
Language eng
Field of Research 080610 Information Systems Organisation
Socio Economic Objective 890299 Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2014, AIS
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30070451

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