Communications of the Association for Information Systems


China is investing heavily in leading-edge and innovative information technologies to support its continuing economic growth. At the same time, Chinese businesses increasingly need to innovate with IT to create competitive difference and expand internationally. However, to what extent has China developed the capabilities to develop IT innovations and adopt them successfully? This 2011 ICIS panel session built a rich picture of maturity, skills, and management processes concerning IT adoption and innovation, bringing together diverse perspectives from research and practice. By drawing on experience from Europe and the U.S., as well as China itself, it also reflected on distinct aspects of the Chinese business environment and the impact of these on IT.