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Investigating the level of end-user development and involvement among time-based competitors
Decision Sciences (2002)
  • Patrick Rondeau, Butler University
  • Mark A. Vonderembse
  • T. S. Ragu-Nathan
Abstract
As global markets and technology change, time-based competitors create product development and manufacturing practices that reduce response time and enhance customization capabilities. These practices require an information-rich internal environment that is capable of flexible resource deployment and direct and continuous feedback. To build this environment, time-based competitors are developing end-user capabilities and involving them in information systems (IS) activities. Data collected from 265 manufacturers were used to determine if firms with high levels of time-based product development and time-based manufacturing practices also have high levels of end-user involvement in IS-related activities, end-user training effectiveness, and end-user computing skills. The results of this study support that contention. Note: Link is to the article in a subscription database available to users affiliated with Butler University. Appropriate login information will be required for access. Users not affiliated with Butler University should contact their local librarian for assistance in locating a copy of this article.
Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Patrick Rondeau, Mark A. Vonderembse and T. S. Ragu-Nathan. "Investigating the level of end-user development and involvement among time-based competitors" Decision Sciences Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patrick_rondeau/3/