4 The Information Technologyand Management InfrastructureStrategy

Globalization and informationmanagement strategies

J. Karimi and B. R. Konsynski

1 Introduction

Recently, the globalization of competition has become the rule rather than the exception for a number of industries.39 To compete effectively, at home or globally, firms often must coordinate their activities on a worldwide basis. Although many global firms have an explicit global business strategy, few have a corresponding strategy for managing information technology internationally. Many firms have information interchange protocols across their multinational organizational structures, but few have global information technology architectures. A global information management strategy ...

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