Information systems, inter-functional collaboration and innovation in Taiwanese high-tech manufacturing firms

Ganotakis, Panagiotis, Hsieh, Wan-Lin and Love, James H. (2013). Information systems, inter-functional collaboration and innovation in Taiwanese high-tech manufacturing firms. Production Planning and Control, 24 (8-9), pp. 837-850.

Abstract

This article investigates whether (1) cross-functional integration within a firm and the use of information systems (IS) that support information sharing with external parties can enhance integration across the supply chain and wider networks and (2) whether collaboration with customers, suppliers and other external parties leads to increased supply chain performance in terms of new product development and introduction of new processes. Data from a high-quality survey carried out in Taiwan in 2009 were used, and appropriate econometric models were applied. Results show that the adoption of IS that enhance information sharing is vital not only for the effective communication with suppliers and with wider network members, but their adoption also has a direct effect across a firm's innovative effort. Cross-functional integration appears to matter only for the introduction of an innovative process. Collaboration with customers and suppliers affected a product's design and its overall features and functionality, respectively.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2012.666876
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Additional Information: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Ganotakis, P., Hsieh, W-L., & Love, J. H. (2013). Information systems, inter-functional collaboration and innovation in Taiwanese high-tech manufacturing firms. Production planning and control, 24(8-9), 837-850. Production planning and control 2013 © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09537287.2012.666876
Uncontrolled Keywords: information sharing,supply chain integration,cross-functional collaboration, supply chain performance
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Published Date: 2013-09
Authors: Ganotakis, Panagiotis
Hsieh, Wan-Lin
Love, James H.

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