Examining the relationships between the characteristics of the information systems of large American companies (from the 500 list of FORTUNE), and the economic characteristics of these companies, over time. Subjects: 20 companies for which data were found both on the information systems and on their economic performance in 1989, 1990, 1991. Method and research tools: The data on the companies were organized in a four-factor matrix that addressed n economic characteristics together with m characteristics of k management systems. Membership during t periods of time. From the findings: There are positive systematic relationships between the characteristics of the information systems and the economic variables of the companies. Companies that find inefficiency in their manufacturing process tend to over-invest in information systems.
|Working paper (Israel Institute of business Research)
|Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Management, The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration