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A framework for the strategic management of information by by Raquel Flodstrom.

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One reason is that scientific disciplines emerge over time, and the discussions between scholars, may take many years 49 . Another reason is that some disciplines 50 have well defined theories and paradigms, while others do not 51 . This makes difficult the definition of scientific disciplines. Moreover, some sciences use theories and paradigms of other disciplines (cf. the discipline of Management of Information; which uses theories from Organizational Science, Management Science, and Economics for its research).

One activity is the strategic analysis of the competitive environment, and another activity is the management of information technology as a competitive factor. Summary Chapter 2 Chapter 2 presented separate definitions of the components of SMIT. 4). 5). The definition proposed for SMIT is used as the basis of this thesis, and it was stated as: The strategic management of information technology (SMIT) is related to the achievement of a business organization’s objectives by charting, planning, and designing the uses of information technologies and information strategies to enable advantages in the competitive environment.

RQ2: Which factors are related to strategic management? RQ3: What characteristics are related to IT as a competitive factor? 5) by identifying some knowledge gaps in research related to SMIT. 7). 6) are the analysis of data from the disciplines of Management Science and Management Information Systems. 8) includes two major parts: Part I that gives the foundations for the research, in Chapters 1−5, and Part II that presents the analysis and the results of the data collected, Chapters 6−10. ______________________________________________________________________ 34 Part I: Foundations for the Research Chapter 2: CONCEPTS RELATED TO THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (SMIT) Chapter 1 presented an introduction to this thesis.

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