Corporate IT Standardization: Product Compatibility, Exclusive Purchase Commitment, and Competition Effects

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleCorporate IT Standardization: Product Compatibility, Exclusive Purchase Commitment, and Competition Effects Author(S)Xinxin Li (Author)
Abstract  When companies purchase information technology (IT) products for their employees, departments, or divisions, whether to standardize on one product or to allow the users to make their own choices is an important decision for IT managers to make. By consolidating demand and committing to buy from a single seller, standardization ensures product compatibility within the corporation and has a potential to induce intense price competition among sellers ...Paginationp1158-1174
SubjectManagementDescriptorsInformation technology Computers
Journal TitleInformation Systems Research  
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