Financial service industries in every country have made substantial investments in information and communication technologies (ICTs). What have been the benefits from this investment? This research extends the decades of research into the relationship between ICT investment and organisational performance in several ways. First the study uses the resource-based value framework to propose an ICT Investment Model to comprehensively describe the relationship between ICT investment and organisational performance. Second, the research identifies nine specific benefits the Tuvalu financial services industry (TFSI) has received from ICT investment. Third, the study does so with a qualitative research methodology in a specific industry in a developing country (most studies in this area are quantitative and have a national or multi-industry perspective in an economically developed country). Key benefits from ICT investment in the TFSI include improvements in collaboration, efficiency, data monitoring and communication.
Patolo, Taufia and Viehland, Dennis, "Banking on ICT: How the Tuvalu Financial Services Industry Benefits from Investment in ICT" (2012). ACIS 2012 Proceedings. 79.