Author: Tam, Oi-kam Katherine
Title: How can information system planning strategy enable agricultural business in PRC to integrate into the global economy
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1997
Subject: Agricultural industries -- China
Information resources management
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Computing
Pages: vii, [149] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
Abstract: When multinational organisations expand beyond their borders, they often find it necessary to coordinate geographically and culturally dispersed operations. Coordinating activities across national borders requires that a lots of management and operational problems, unique to transnational commerce, need to be addressed. These problems may hinder the effective transfer of IS across borders. This study focuses on an international organisation in agricultural business, and explores the way in which IT was used to support a competitive business strategy. The study begins with the identification of existing problems that inhibit the effective transfer of IS in PRC using the agricultural industry as example. In so doing, the enabling role of SISP is delineated to address the transfer of IS cross cultures. Finally, attentions are drawn to the impact on global strategy in integrating the PRC business ventures into the global agricultural economy. Integrated case study approach is used as the major research methodology in this study so as to show practical use in strategic information system planning. Because of the readily available case materials, ABC Group (name disguised) pursuing agricultural activities is adopted in the case study and its 98 PRC joint ventures are surveyed through the specially designed questionnaire. Moreover, interview and review of historical documents are also used as part of the research instruments. Statistical analysis like the calculation of chi-square tests and construction of scatter diagrams are used to verify the research results implications.
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