This study develops and validates the IT knowledge relatedness construct to measure the extent to which a multi-business firm leverages related IT knowledge across its business units. It hypothesizes that synergies arising from IT knowledge relatedness differentiate performance of multi-business firms. This hypothesis is tested with primary data from senior IT executives of 315 Fortune 1000 firms. The findings support the hypothesis: IT knowledge relatedness has a positive and significant association with firm performance.
Tanriverdi, Hueseyin, "Does IT Knowledge Relatedness Differentiate Performance of Multi-Business Firms?" (2002). ICIS 2002 Proceedings. 50.