Impact of information systems on market structure and function: Developing and testing theories

Eric K. Clemons, Robert J. Kauffman, Rajiv M. Dewan

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The special issue of the Journal of Management Information Systems and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce focused on developing and testing theories to examine the impact of information systems on market structure and function. The application areas investigated, included government enforcement of antihacking laws, supply-chain management, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, the retail goods and branding business. The second paper of the special Issue provided an empirical test of the 'move to the middle' theory. The authors reported on a study of suppliers and electronic procurement for 150 US manufacturing companies. They noted that the custom-type of goods and the supply-chain activities based on more integrated buyer supplier inter-organizational systems capabilities were consistent with a greater possibility of having more suppliers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Management Information Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management


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