Distributedinformation technology(D1T)assumesabroaderrolebothwithinthefinn andininterorganizationalrelationshipsbetween firms. Withorganizations increasinglyseekingrelationships withsuppliers, custorm~,andcompetitors,theimpactoftheDITfunction is a lazyfactor for survival and success in the competitive market place (Henderson and Venkatraman 1993). Prior empirical evidence points to the marginal role information technology in general has played in improving organizational productivity (Brynjolfsson 1992). Inspiteofthisdisappointing evidence,theeffectivegovernanceofD1Thasbeenchargedwithbeinginstrumentalinsecuringmaximum value-addition and other benefits for organizations (Loh 1993).
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