The impact of IT spending for staff development on performance of the firm

J. A. Senn, Jungwoo Lee

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As the use of information technology continues to grow in business, coupled with ever-escalating expenditures and increasing interest in outsourcing, IT professionals are under increasing scrutiny to demonstrate an impact on business performance. However, due to the fact that information technology components are widely available, it is unlikely they are the basis for a competitive edge in business. Rather the benefits come from the manner in which IT is deployed, which in turn stem from the capabilities of the staff members of the IT group. Thus, one might ponder whether firms that invest effectively in the development of information technology's human resource enjoy better performance than those who do nor. An analysis was performed of the three-year IT spending of a sample of Fortune 500/Service 500 firms. The results of the study show there is a highly significant and positive relation between spending for development of the IT staff and performance of the firm, measured by corporate revenue. These findings suggest a series of questions meriting additional research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems - Organizational Systems and Technology
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818673249
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1996 - Wailea, United States
Duration: 1996 Jan 31996 Jan 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605


Conference29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1996 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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