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Dr. Patrick Mikalef presents: Dynamic Capabilities in Information Systems Research

28. November 2017

The Institute for Information Management & Control announces Dr. Patrick Mikalef who is holding a speech on December 1st, 2017, 1:30 pm, D2.2.094.

Dr. Patrick Mikalef
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Computer Science (IDI), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

"Dynamic Capabilities in Information Systems Research"

December 1st, 1:30 pm, D2.2.094

Abstract of talk
A question of central importance for researchers and practitioners is how information technology (IT) can help firms survive and thrive in turbulent and constantly changing business environments. Numerous studies have confirmed the positive effects of IT investments on firm performance, but our knowledge of the mechanisms through which such gains are realized remains limited. In the IS domain, the principal concept used to express a firms’ capacity to leverage its IT investments towards performance gains has been the notion of IT capability. However, it is becoming increasingly more evident that instead of developing rare and non-substitutable IT resources, embedding IT in organizational capabilities is the source of significant and sustained competitive returns . Dynamic capabilities enable firms to sustain evolutionary fitness and overcome organizational rigidities, sense and seize emerging business opportunities, as well as to innovate and adapt to changing market conditions. Thus, examining how they can be integrated in IS research is becoming increasingly more relevant in todays constantly changing business environment.

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