Cross-border IT-support for the Management of International Subsidiary Operations: The Diffusion of Innovations-based Conceptual Model
Ojala, A., & Nahar, N. (2006). Cross-border IT-support for the Management of International Subsidiary Operations: The Diffusion of Innovations-based Conceptual Model. Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 15(2), 75-86. https://doi.org/10.58729/1941-6679.1169
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Rapid and effective internationalization has increasingly become important for high-tech companies. Establishing a foreign subsidiary can facilitate effective internationalization for a high-tech company. This study investigates how IT can provide cross-border support to manage international subsidiary operations and makes important theoretical contributions. The research results exhibit how companies can use cross-border IT-support to effectively share and utilize information from the target country environment for international subsidiary operations. This paper also introduces the diffusion of innovations-based conceptual model which deals with various factors that should be taken into account while operating a foreign subsidiary through IT support. The findings are useful for both practice and further research.
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