A Conceptual Model for the IT-supported International Subsidiary Establishment Process
Ojala, A. & Nahar, N. (2004). A Conceptual Model for the IT-supported International Subsidiary Establishment Process. In Managing New Wave Information Systems: Enterprise, Government and Society. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
This study examines how the IT-supported international subsidiary establishment process can be implemented. An in-depth literature review uncovered that there is a significant lack of literature to guide managers about how to execute the establishment process of a subsidiary through the support of various IT-tools. This study, by answering the research question “What are the phases in the establishment of a subsidiary through IT-support and how have the phases been executed?” introduces a conceptual model for the IT-supported international subsidiary establishment process. The research findings are useful for both practice and further research.